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Taiwan’s Tsai Meets With Top House Democrat Hakeem Jeffries

  • Encounter comes as White House tries to calm China over visit
  • Tsai is expected to meet House Speaker McCarthy in California

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, whose visit to the US led to efforts by the Biden administration to avoid a fresh dispute with China, met this week with the top House Democrat, Hakeem Jeffries, according to a person familiar with the encounter.

The meeting took place in New York City on Thursday, the person added. Jeffries, the House minority leader, represents a district in Brooklyn.