CJR Staff
March 11, 2023

China Launches Attack On Kevin McCarthy

Chinese officials are now placing demands on the United States. This is getting scary.

"The Chinese Foreign Ministry demanded on Wednesday that the government of the United States prevent any meeting between Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, who is reportedly planning to stop through Los Angeles and New York in April, and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)," reported Breitbart.

"McCarthy confirmed on Tuesday that he planned to meet with Tsai during her stay in America, a stopover on her way to friendly Latin American states, and dismissed any pressure from Beijing not to do so," reports Breitbart.

McCarthy said that meeting Tsai in America would not replace a visit he might decide to make to Taiwan in the future.

Taiwan is a sovereign island state off the coast of China.

Additionally, Taiwan has decades-long history of maintaining a fully independent elected government and no history of being ruled by any government in Beijing.

"The Chinese Communist Party falsely claims Taiwan as a province of China under the 'One China Principle,' which states that only one China exists in the world and Taiwan, formally the Republic of China, is a Chinese province," reports Breitbart. "The Taiwanese federal government, China claims, is a rogue 'separatist' criminal organization."

McCarthy reiterated that any meeting with Tsai in America should not be interpreted as a sign that he would not also eventually travel to Taiwan.

"That has nothing to do with my travel, if I would go to Taiwan," McCarthy said. "China can’t tell me where and when I can go."

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