China Restarts Drills Over Latest U.S. Lawmakers’ Visit to Taiwan

TAIPEI—China’s military responded to the surprise arrival in Taiwan of a new delegation of U.S. lawmakers by announcing a resumption of military drills around the island, in the latest flare-up of tensions in the region.

The delegation, led by Senate Foreign Relations Committee member Ed Markey (D., Mass.), met with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Monday to discuss maintenance of regional stability and deepening U.S.-Taiwan trade, according to Taiwan’s presidential office. The group arrived in Taipei on Sunday without having previously announced the two-day visit.

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