By: Tony Liao, Sofia Yeh, Tai Ya-chen and S.C. Chang
Taipei, June 5 (CNA) The chairman of the Senate Armed Service Committee of the United States
said after meeting with President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) in Taipei Sunday that U.S.-Taiwan friendship “remains strong.”
In a twitter post, John McCain (R-AZ) also lauded Taiwan as “the only democracy on Chinese soil.”
McCain was leading a group of U.S. senators, including John Barrasso, Gory Gardner, Lindsey Graham, Tom Cotton, Joni Ernst and Dan Sullivan, that arrived earlier in the day.
Tsai urged the group to help facilitate U.S. arms sales to Taiwan to beef up the country’s defense, and to strengthen bilateral exchanges and cooperation in the area of military security. [FULL STORY]