Texas Senator Ted Cruz and governor Greg Abbot met with Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen in Houston
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Taipei (Taiwan News) — Texas Senator Ted Cruz and governor Greg Abbot say they met with Taiwan
president Tsai Ing-wen on Sunday as she was passing through Houston on her way to meet with diplomatic allies in Central America.
The Republican senator said in a news release that he was an “honored” to meet with Tsai during Sunday’s meeting in which they “discussed our mutual opportunity to upgrade the stature of our bilateral relations in a wide-ranging discussion that addressed arms sales, diplomatic exchanges, and economic relations.”
Cruz indicated that Beijing had attempted to prevent the meeting by sending what he described as a “curious letter” via the Chinese consulate asking the Houston congressional delegation not to meet with Tsai and to “uphold the ‘One-China policy'” [FULL STORY]