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British MPs plan visit to Taiwan as tension with China simmers



Britain’s House of Commons’ Foreign Affairs Committee is planning a visit to Taiwan probably in November or early December this year, The Guardian newspaper reported on Monday.

The trip had originally been scheduled for earlier this year, the report said citing unspecified sources, adding that it was postponed due to one member of the delegation testing positive for Covid-19.

The committee did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment. Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry office could not be reached immediately.

The initial visit plans were intended to show Britain’s support for Taiwan, the report said.

Taiwan faces mounting pressure from China, which considers the democratically governed island its own territory.



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