A US Air Force plane, carrying a
delegation from the US Senate
, landed in Taipei, less than two weeks after the mission of the speaker of the American House Nancy Pelosi.
This was reported by the American Institute in Taiwan, the de facto American embassy.
Leading the delegation is
Democratic Senator Ed Markey
With him are Democratic MPs John Garamendi, Alan Lowenthal and Don Beyer, and Republican MP Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen.
During the mission, which will close on August 15 and which is part of a larger visit to the Indo-Pacific, the delegation will have high-level meetings in Taipei to discuss
bilateral relations and regional security
to Taiwan 12 days ago provoked a harsh Chinese reaction, which considers the island an "inalienable" part of its territory, kicking off large-scale People's Liberation Army (PLA) exercises around Taiwan. .