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Beijing warns of 'necessary response' to US official's Taiwan visit

Taipei trip to mark passing of father of democracy set to worsen US-China ties

U.S. Undersecretary for Economic Affairs Keith Krach arrives at an airport in Taipei, Taiwan.   © Reuters

BEIJING/TAIPEI (Reuters) -- China will make a "necessary response" to a visit by U.S. Undersecretary for Economic Affairs Keith Krach to Taiwan, and has lodged a complaint with Washington, the foreign ministry said on Thursday ahead of his arrival.

Krach, who arrived in Taipei on Thursday afternoon, is in Taiwan for a memorial service on Saturday for former President Lee Teng-hui, who was revered by many on the island and internationally as the father of Taiwan's democracy.

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