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Taiwan legislators meet with US congressman in California

Lee Ming-che topic of concern, along with arms sales and cyber attacks

US Rep. Ed Royce with Wang Ding-yu. (Wang Ding-yu's Facebook page)

US Rep. Ed Royce with Wang Ding-yu. (Wang Ding-yu's Facebook page)

TAIPEI, (Taiwan News) -- On July 31, a delegation from Taiwan's Legislative Yuan met with U.S. Representative Ed Royce, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, in California, to exchange views on a wide range of issues.

The delegation, consisting of both Kuomintang (KMT) and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislators, who are members of the Legislative Yuan's Foreign Affairs and National Defense Committee, discussed arms sales to Taiwan and the country's participation in international organizations during the one-hour meeting with Royce in Los Angeles.

According to a post on DPP Legislator Wang Ding-yu's ( 王定宇 ) Facebook page, they discussed measures to bring home Taiwanese human rights activist Lee Ming-che ( 李明哲 ), who has been detained by China since March 19. They also touched on U.S. President Donald Trump's Taiwan policy, the situation in Asia, and cyberattacks.

Other members of the delegation include DPP lawmakers Tsai Shih-ying ( (蔡適應 ), Wu Kuen-yuh ( (吳焜裕 ) and Lu Sun-ling ( (呂孫綾 ) and opposition Kuomintang lawmakers Hsu Yu-jen ( 許毓仁 ) and Lu Yu-ling ( 呂玉玲 ).

The delegation will make some military visits during their trip. First, they will go to Luke Air Force Base in Arizona where Taiwan F-16 fighter pilots train. Then, they will head to the Hawaii-based U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM) while it visits the U.S.

Updated : 2021-05-19 05:39 GMT+08:00