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Why is China so Angry About Taiwan’s William Lai Visiting the US?

China’s angry response to Taiwan official’s stopovers in US show relations between Beijing and Taipei are at an all-time low, but how did we get here?

China has launched military drills around Taiwan in what its described as a “stern warning” to so-called separatist forces on the self-governed island.

This tension between China and Taiwan on Saturday comes a day after Taiwan’s Vice President William Lai returned to Taipei after making two stopovers in the United States as part of a trip to Paraguay.

Lai’s transits through the US have angered Beijing who considers Taiwan to be a breakaway territory and Lai a “troublemaker” in collusion with Washington to push separatism on the democratically-run island.

Source : Aljazeera

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