TAIWAN TENSIONS – Washington ‘will not be bullied’ by Beijing, says senator in Taiwan

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United States senator Marsha Blackburn, who arrived in Taiwan late Thursday, said that her country will not be bullied by China, which she described as part of “the new axis of evil.”

The Republican politician, who also serves on the Senate Armed Services Committee, arrived shortly before midnight at Taipei’s Songshan airport where she was received by Douglas Hsu, Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs director general of the Department of North American Affairs.