Half of Taiwanese Support a Visit by McCarthy, Defying China

  • Some 56% of respondents to a survey by TVBS, a major Taiwanese broadcaster, said they were very much or slightly in favor of a visit by the Republican lawmaker House Speaker Kevin McCarthy — even though China responded to a trip by his predecessor by launching missiles over the democratically run island.
  • China has urged McCarthy not to make the journey. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning said in January that “certain individuals in the US” should “stop doing anything that violates the basic norms in international relations.”
  • Asked later to respond to those comments, McCarthy said: “I don’t think China can tell me where I can go, at any time, at any place.”

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