US senator meets Taiwanese president as tensions with China rise
27 August 2022 | 10:37 am
US Senator Marsha Blackburn met with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, expressing support for the island. She arrived after visiting Fiji, the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea.
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