The United States is again sending its special envoy to Taiwan amidst ongoing tension from China. Since then, China has warned the US not to play with fire. Earlier in September, US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and then senior State Department official Keith Crutch visited Taiwan. China was so enraged by Keith Crutch’s visit that he sent 18 of his fighters to Taiwan’s airplane Unaware of China’s threats, Taiwan welcomed
Meanwhile, Taiwan on Friday welcomed the visit of an American ambassador to be held in the last week of US President Donald Trump’s term. Taiwan’s presidential office said on Friday that they ‘warmly welcome’ the visit and that The final round of discussion on the journey is still going on. A spokesman for the President’s Office said that the visit symbolized the strong friendship between Taiwan and the US and would help in a positive way to further strengthen the US-Taiwan partnership.
US Ambassador to the UN will visit Taiwan
US Ambassador Kelly Craft will travel to Taiwan’s capital Taipei from 13 to 15 January before Joe Biden takes over as the next US president. The US mission at the United Nations said the visit would further strengthen the strong support of the US government on international forums.
The ruckus over the arrest of a US citizen in Hong Kong
Police have also detained an American citizen during the arrest of pro-democracy leaders in Hong Kong on Wednesday under pressure from China. Since then, tensions between the US and China have increased once again. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lashed out at China, saying it would have to pay a heavy price.
America will ban again
It is being told that the US is considering a ban against the officials involved in the arrest in Hong Kong. After the ban, these officials can neither come to America nor buy any property. The United States has already announced sanctions against several Chinese officials. Which includes several Chinese Communist Party officials stationed in Tibet and Xinjiang.