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Visit Last Week by Mostly Democratic Party Delegation Takes Place in Low-Key Manner

A US diplomatic visit took place on Thursday and Friday last week, involving a delegation of five members of the House of Representatives. The five members of the delegation were Mark Takano (D-CA), Elissa Slotkin (D-MI), Colin Allred (D-TX), Sara Jacobs (D-CA), and Nancy Mace (R-SC), who met with Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-wen and other high-ranking government officials....

Xi and Biden Meet in Virtual Summit Over Taiwan, Other Issues

US president Joe Biden met with Chinese president Xi Jinping today in a virtual meeting. This was one of the most high-profile meetings between the leaders of the world’s two superpowers since Biden took office, with Xi having not left China in around two years. As a result, Xi was not in attendance at the COP26 summit on global carbon emissions, something that was criticized by Biden. The meeting took place on what was Tuesday morning in China and Monday evening in the US...

Three-Day Visit by US Delegation Conducted Quietly Last Week

A three-day diplomatic visit by a delegation of six Republican members of Congress to Taiwan took place last week. The delegation arrived on November 9th and stayed until November 11th. This consisted of four Senators and two members of the House of Representatives, these being Senators John Cornyn, Mike Crapo, Mike Lee, and Tommy Tuberville, as well as Representatives Tony Gonzales and Jake Ellzey...

The NPP and DPP Split on the Referendum Vote

With the national referendum scheduled for next month, notably, the DPP is the only political party represented in the legislature that will stake out a “no” vote on three of the four referendum questions. This includes the NPP, a fellow pan-Green party, voting in approval of three questions that the DPP intends to call on its supporters to vote down. However, this is probably ultimately driven by the NPP’s need to distinguish itself from the DPP more than anything else...