They analyzed that while Taiwanese society generally maintains stability and peace, the Tsai Ing-wen government's pro-US and anti-China line may be in an embarrassing situation. When asked about this, U.S. Defense Department spokesman John Kirby told the media that it is normal for congressional representatives to visit Taiwan, and it is not uncommon for such delegations to use U.S. military aircraft, but did not specify who the members of the delegation are. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said on Wednesday (10th) that this move seriously violated the "one China principle" and other regulations. Spokesman Zhu Fenglian said on Wednesday that he opposed any form of official exchanges and military ties between the United States and Taiwan, saying that "the DPP authorities relying on the United States to seek independence are doomed to fail.
According to Taiwan media reports, the visiting congressmen, including U.S. Republican Senators John Cornyn and Mike Lee, and other senators and congressmen, a total of 6, and more than a dozen other officers and assistants. He will meet with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, but Taiwan's foreign ministry would not confirm whether the U.S. congressmen number list visiting Taiwan are all Republicans, saying only that "the itinerary is coordinated and arranged by the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) office in Taipei." What is the purpose of visiting Taiwan? Corning, one of the visiting congressmen disclosed by Taiwan media, and Republican Senator Jim Risch only recently proposed the "Taiwan Deterrence Act" in the U.S. Senate and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, to authorize the State Department to Provide $2 billion in "foreign military financing" annually to Taiwan between fiscal years 2023 and 2032. Taiwan media also pointed out that a group of U.S.
Ministry listened to relevant briefings. Weng Lvzhong, an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at Sam Houston State University in Texas, told DW that Corning's draft "Taiwan Deterrence Act" includes that Taiwan must meet the self-defense standards set by the United States every year. , If it is determined that the members of Congress who visit Taiwan this time are all Republicans, the purpose is obviously related to national defense and security, and it is to understand Taiwan's national defense strength. However, he also believes that this is a change of pressure from the United States against Taiwan. "That is, the United States is a teacher. Every year, we have to check whether Taiwan's military and national defense strength has improved before appropriating funds to Taiwan." He believes that this is a change of pressure on Taiwan.