Taiwan president plans ‘transit’ in Los Angeles, New York -government minister

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TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen plans to stop off in Los Angeles and New York as part of a visit to Central America, a government minister said on Thursday, a sensitive itinerary Tsai’s office has yet to confirm. Tsai plans to meet U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy in the United States, according to sources, and McCarthy confirmed to U.S. media this week he would meet her this year. China, which views Taiwan as its own territory, said on Wednesday it was “seriously concerned” by Tsai’s “transit” plans and had asked Washington for clarification. Taiwan’s presidents, including T…

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