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Biden delegation backs Taiwan amid China threat, Ukraine war

Former Secretary of State Pompeo also due to arrive in Taipei later Wednesday

Mike Mullen, former chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff greets Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu as he and other members of the U.S. delegation arrive at Taipei Songshan airport in Taipei on Tuesday.   © Reuters

TAIPEI -- Former top defense and security officials sent by U.S. President Joe Biden arrived in Taipei late Tuesday to shore up Taiwan's international support in the face of threats from China -- a visit that will be followed by former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is set to land Wednesday evening.

Biden's delegation arrives as Taiwan has scaled up its alert level against potential threats from China amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

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