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Sen. Cruz Meets With President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan

January 8, 2017

 HOUSTON, Texas -- U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued a statement after meeting with President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan: 

"I was honored to meet with President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan today," said Sen. Cruz. "We discussed our mutual opportunity to upgrade the stature of our bilateral relations in a wide-ranging discussion that addressed arms sales, diplomatic exchanges, and economic relations. Furthering economic cooperation between our two nations must be a priority; increased access to Taiwanese markets will benefit Texas farmers, ranchers and small business owners alike. 

"Shortly before our meeting, the Houston congressional delegation received a curious letter from the Chinese consulate asking members of Congress not to meet with President Tsai, and to uphold the ‘One-China policy’. 

"The People’s Republic of China needs to understand that in America we make decisions about meeting with visitors for ourselves. This is not about the PRC.  This is about the U.S. relationship with Taiwan, an ally we are legally bound to defend.  The Chinese do not give us veto power over those with whom they meet. We will continue to meet with anyone, including the Taiwanese, as we see fit.

"The US-Taiwan relationship is not on the negotiating table. It is bound in statute and founded on common interests. I look forward to working with President Tsai to strengthen our partnership."

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