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Bipartisan U.S. lawmaker group ignore China’s ‘blunt message’ against visiting Taiwan amid rising tensions

Even as tensions between the U.S. and China continue to rise, five lawmakers — including Democrats and one Republican — recently traveled to Taiwan to meet with officials despite objections from Beijing.

What happened: The Taiwan trip was headed by House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Mark Takano (D-CA) along with Rep. Sara Jacobs (D-CA), Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI), Rep. Colin Allred (D-TX) and Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC), according to Reuters.

Honduras warned by Taiwan of believing ‘false’ promises as it considers electing pro-China president

Taiwan Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Joanne Ou

Taiwanese officials said on Tuesday that they will still respect Honduras’ upcoming election outcome despite giving the Central American nation a warning about China’s “false” promises.

The warning: While speaking to reporters, Taiwan Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Joanne Ou said the Taiwanese government will “strengthen communication with all sides in Honduras including the opposition,” according to Reuters.

Poll: Almost 9 in 10 Taiwanese oppose China’s ‘one country, two systems’ policy

Most Taiwanese people are against China’s “one Country, two Systems” policy, according to a new poll

Most Taiwanese people are against China’s “one Country, two Systems” policy, according to a new poll commissioned by the island’s Mainland Affairs Council.

Key findings: The poll, which was conducted by National Chengchi University’s Election Study Center, surveyed 1,072 Taiwanese residents from Nov. 10 to Nov. 14. It found that 85.6% oppose the Deng Xiaoping-era policy, which seeks to reunify Taiwan with mainland China.