No factor for China to act over U.S. transit by Taiwan VP

© Reuters. SUBMIT PICTURE: American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Director Sandra Oudkirk speaks at an occasion marking the 70th anniversary of American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Taipei, Taiwan December 8, 2021. REUTERS/Fabian Hamacher

TAIPEI (Reuters) – The leading U.S. diplomat in Taiwan stated on Wednesday there was no factor for China to utilize the transit of the Taiwan vice president in the United States as a pretext for intriguing action, Sandra Oudkirk, director of the American Institute in Taiwan, informed a press conference in Taipei.

Vice President William Lai will make stopovers in the United States next month on his method to and from the inauguration of Paraguay president-elect Santiago Pena, as the nation keeps main ties with Taiwan.

Such transits for Taiwan presidents and vice presidents are regular and done to offer security and convenience, Oudkirk stated.





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