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U.S. Envoy to Land in Taiwan Amid Uptick in Chinese Military Activities

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One of the U.S. State Department’s most senior officials landed in Taipei amid increased tensions between Washington and Beijing over Taiwan, including a sustained series of Chinese military activities close to the island.

Undersecretary Keith Krach landed Thursday evening in Taiwan, said the American Institute in Taiwan, the U.S.’s de facto embassy. Krach, who’s responsible for economic growth, energy and the environment, is the second senior U.S. official to visit Taipei in the past two months after an August trip by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar.