US urges Beijing not to interfere in Taiwan visitsReuters, WASHINGTONThe US hopes China will not use any visits by US lawmakers to Taiwan as an excuse for military action, a senior US diplomat said on Wednesday, adding that all countries should warn Beijing against conflict over the nation. US-China relations were rocked in August last year by a visit to Taiwan by then-US House of Representatives speaker Nancy Pelosi. Since then, several US lawmakers have visited Taiwan, and speculation has swirled that Pelosi’s successor, Kevin McCarthy, could visit Taiwan in the spring or summer. “The same would be true of a conflict in the Taiwan Strait,” Sherman said. “That’s going to create a lot of problems for those who are supporting this unholy invasion going forward,” she said.
Source: Taipei Times February 17, 2023 00:26 UTC