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Taiwan Opposition Figure’s China Trip Sparks Backlash at Home

  • Kuomintang tells Beijing military drills upset Taiwan public
  • Chinese official says the two men are ‘good friends’
Andrew Hsia

Andrew Hsia

Photographer: Sam Yeh/AFP/Getty Images

A top Taiwanese opposition party figure’s trip to China just weeks after Beijing fired missiles over the island has sparked a backlash at home, despite his effort to criticize the exercises.

Andrew Hsia, vice chairman of the Kuomintang, or Nationalist Party, conveyed the Taiwanese public’s displeasure at China’s response to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s landmark visit, according to a statement released late Wednesday by his party.