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China Says Biden-Backed Visit Raises Tensions Over Taiwan

  • Trip will not change the fact Taiwan is ours, Beijing insists
  • China has been increasing its intimidation of Taipei recently
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China criticized the U.S. for sending a group of former officials to Taiwan, saying the move will only add to mounting tensions.

Two former deputy secretaries of state, Richard Armitage and James Steinberg, and former Senator Christopher Dodd arrived in Taipei Wednesday afternoon as part of a White House delegation marking the 42nd anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act, the U.S. law governing Washington’s unofficial relationship with Taipei.