US: McCarthy greets Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen in California
06 April 2023 | 1:16 pm
The Taiwanese leader's visit is officially a stopover following a tour of Latin America. China said the visit "seriously violates the One-China principle," its inistence that none of its trade partners recognize Taiwan.
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