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US-China tensions

Members of U.S. special committee on China weighing visit to Taipei

Trip would demonstrate 'we're strongly on the side of Taiwan,' key GOP lawmaker stresses

Rob Wittman is seen in Rayburn Building on Dec.15, 2022.   © AP

WASHINGTON -- A U.S. House special committee on China is in talks to send a delegation to Taiwan in a show of support for the self-governed island that faces intensified military pressure from China.

Rep. Rob Wittman, a Virginia Republican and a senior member on the House Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party, told Nikkei that he and other members of the committee are exploring a trip to Taiwan.

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