Second US delegation visits Taiwan this month

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Taipei (AFP) – A group of US lawmakers arrived in Taiwan Thursday, the second such delegation this month and a fresh sign of American support just days after President Joe Biden invited Taipei to a democracy summit. International sympathy for Taiwan having a place on the world stage is growing, especially among western nations, as China’s authoritarian leader Xi Jinping takes an increasingly bellicose approach towards the island. China claims self-ruled democratic Taiwan as its territory, to be retaken one day by force if necessary, and has stepped up efforts to diplomatically isolate it.  “Wh…

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