Indiana governor begins visit to Taiwan

Indiana governor begins visit to Taiwan

Indiana’s Republican governor is visiting Taiwan after two visits by top U.S. policymakers that angered Beijing and prompted Chinese military exercises.

The main topic of Governor Eric Holcomb’s visit will be economic exchanges, especially those related to semiconductors.

He will also meet with President Tsai Ingwen.

His visit will come at a particularly tense time in Taiwan-China-U.S. relations following the visit of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

China considers self-governing Taiwan to be part of its territory and views any contact between the island and foreign governments as an encroachment on its sovereignty.

In response to Pelosi’s visit, the Chinese military conducted exercises involving missile firing near the island and the passage of warships through the midline of the Taiwan Strait.

Following Pelosi, a U.S. congressional delegation also visited Taiwan.