China: Beijing regime whines about “vile provocation” of US Senators visiting another country without its permission

Source: US News & World Report

“China’s Defence Ministry on Tuesday denounced a brief weekend visit by three U.S. senators to Chinese-claimed Taiwan on a U.S. military aircraft as a ‘vile political provocation’ that was irresponsible and dangerous. The three senators, Tammy Duckworth, Dan Sullivan and Christopher Coons, visited Taipei for around three hours on Sunday where they met President Tsai Ing-wen and announced the donation of 750,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses for the island. Unusually, they travelled on a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III freighter, rather than an unmarked private jet as is generally the case for senior U.S. visitors. China’s Defence Ministry expressed its strong opposition to the trip and use of the military aircraft. … Beijing says the democratically ruled island is part of ‘one China’ and routinely denounces visits by foreign officials as an interference in the country’s internal affairs.” (06/08/21)