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US Senator Ted Cruz meets with president of Taiwan

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (L) speaks before departing from Taoyuan airport on January 7, 2017US Senator Ted Cruz met on Sunday with Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-Wen, despite objections from Chinese diplomats. The Republican from Texas, who lost in the US primary elections to President-elect Donald Trump, said in a statement that the two discussed arms sales, diplomatic exchanges and economic relations during the meeting in Houston. Cruz went through with the meeting despite Chinese opposition: “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 senator said.

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