Beijing Complains US Congress Members’ Taiwan Trip Distorts Its FactsEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

The Chinese regime is complaining about a visit by three U.S. senators to Taiwan on a C-17 Globemaster III military transport aircraft. What the Americans said was a humanitarian visit to deliver COVID-19 vaccines, Beijing’s media mouthpiece portrayed to the Chinese-reading world as a provocation and a trick by Taipei to maintain its rule. “What [the Taipei authorities] want to do most is to divert people’s attention … from the conflict between DPP (Democratic Progressive Party) government and Taiwanese people to the conflict across the strait,” Chinese state-run tabloid Global Times stated in commentary on June 6, without mentioning what is the public’s dissatisfaction with the DPP. Recent approval ratings for the Taiwanese president differ between Taiwan’s pro-Beijing and other press. Beijing-friendly Taiwanese broadcaster TVBS said on May 17 that President Tsai Ing-wen captured 41 percent support from the people, while progressive magazine Global Views reported that Tsai held 55.3 percent support on …Read More

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