Taiwan's foreign ministry thanks US for maintaining security in Taiwan Strait

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Taiwan's foreign ministry expressed its “sincere gratitude” towards the United States for taking “concrete actions” to maintain security and peace in the Taiwan Strait and the region in a statement on Saturday.

The statement came in response to comments from US Indo-Pacific coordinator Kurt Campbell, who said on Friday that China “overreacted” to US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan.

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The foreign ministry statement said that China's “unprovoked military and economy intimidation” had “further strengthened the unity and resilience of the global democratic camp”.

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Thursday that China's threat of force is undiminished, even though Beijing's largest- ever military drills around the island following Pelosi's visit last week seemed to be scaling down.

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