Taiwan Vice President Arrives in US on Trip China Opposed
Taiwan’s Vice President William Lai arrived in New York on Saturday night, a transit stop on a seven-day trip to Paraguay. He will pass through San Francisco on his return to Taiwan.
China has condemned the stopovers and there are concerns it will respond to the visits by launching military exercises in protest.
Before departing, Lai spoke to reporters but barely mentioned the United States.
Earlier he posted a short message on X, formerly known as Twitter:
"Departing soon for #Asuncion to attend [president-elect Santiago Pena's] inauguration & convey to...