According to media reports, Taiwan’s leader arrived in New York

Taiwanese CEO Tsai Ing-wen. archive photo

WSJ: Taiwan Chief of Staff Tsai Ing-wen arrives in New York

NEW YORK, March 30 – RIA Novosti. Taiwan’s CEO, Tsai Ing-wen, has arrived in New York, the newspaper reported. The Wall Street Gazette.

“Taiwan’s chief of staff arrived in New York on Wednesday for his first visit to the United States in more than three years,” the statement said.

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According to the publication citing US officials, Tsai’s presence in the US is unofficially and technically considered a transition.

In a briefing on Wednesday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Mao Ning called the information that Tsai Ing-wen will travel only in transit through the United States as false and urged Washington to cease any official relationship with Taipei.

In early March, the island’s chief executive announced that Tsai Ing-wen would head a Taiwanese delegation to Guatemala and Belize via the United States on March 29. The tour to Taiwan-friendly Central American countries will take 10 days. The delegation will leave Taiwan on March 29, transit through New York, and arrive in Guatemala on April 1, then arrive in Belize on April 3, passing through Los Angeles on April 5 on the way back. and will be back. island on April 7

The situation around Taiwan has escalated significantly after the visit of then-US Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi to the island in early August last year. Seeing the island as one of its own provinces, China saw the US support for Taiwanese separatism in this move, condemned Pelosi’s visit and held large-scale military exercises. The Chinese leadership has repeatedly stated that Beijing will seek peaceful reunification with the island, but will not promise to abandon the use of military force if necessary.

Official relations between the PRC central government and the island province were interrupted in 1949 when Kuomintang forces led by Chiang Kai-shek, defeated in a civil war with the Chinese Communist Party, moved to Taiwan. Commercial and informal contacts between the island and mainland China resumed in the late 1980s. From the early 1990s, the parties began to establish contacts through non-governmental organizations – the Beijing Association for the Advancement of Relations across the Taiwan Strait and the Taipei Cross-Strait Exchange Foundation.

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