Stars and Stripes stripes.com 13 Jan, 2021 06:30 am

State Department calls off ambassador's Taiwan visit amid tensions with China

State Department calls off ambassador's Taiwan visit amid tensions with China
The State Department cited ongoing “transition efforts” with President-elect Joe Biden’s team as the reason behind the canceled visit. Biden will be inaugurated on Jan. 20.

State Department calls off ambassador's Taiwan visit amid tensions with China A Taiwanese flag flies in front of National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei in this undated photo.PIXABAY The State Department on Tuesday canceled U.ambassador to the United Nations, was scheduled to visit Taiwan on Wednesday and Thursday, but the State Department canceled all travel plans this week, according to a department statement on Tuesday.The State Department cited ongoing “transition efforts” with President-elect Joe Biden’s team as the reason behind the canceled visits.

envoy Kelly Craft’s planned visit to Taiwan this week as tensions with China increased following the removal of limits on U.official to visit Taiwan since formal diplomatic relations ended in 1979.

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