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EU lawmakers arrive in Taiwan for historic first visit

Delegation plans meeting with Tsai over Chinese objections

TAIPEI -- A delegation from the European Parliament arrived in Taiwan on Wednesday, making its first visit to the island in an official capacity amid growing tensions between Beijing and Taipei.

Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a statement welcoming the "highly meaningful" visit by the seven-member delegation, which will meet with President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday. 

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