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Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Sunday met with Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Texas
Governor Greg Abbot, despite China reportedly sending a message to the U.S. lawmakers urging them not to meet Tsai, CNA reports. Tsai was making a stop in Houston en route to Central America for diplomatic visits when Ted Cruz visited Tsai at her hotel for a brief meeting. Cruz told the media after the meeting that he, along with other Texas senators, have received letters from Beijing prior to the meeting asking them not to meet Tsai to uphold the “one-China policy.” Cruz said the letter was, however, unpersuasive.
“The People’s Republic of China needs to understand that in America we make decisions about meeting with visitors for ourselves,” Cruz said in a statement on Sunday. [FULL STORY]