Beijing Holds Military Exercises Ahead of U.S. Official’s High-Level Visit to Taiwan


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News Snapshot: In the waning days of the Trump Administration, leaders in Beijing are angered by fresh American diplomatic moves regarding Taiwan, and have staged military activity near the island nation. The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Kelly Craft, arrives Wednesday in Taipei for a three-day official visit. The trip follows a recent declaration from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that the U.S. will no longer observe self-imposed restrictions on contacts with Taiwan. “Taiwan is a vibrant democracy and reliable partner of the United States, and yet for several decades the State Department has created complex internal restrictions to regulate...