Highlights

  • British MPs to visit Taiwan by end of this year
  • Move likely to erupt fresh tensions between UK and China
  • UK PM candidates Sunak & Truss had earlier expressed tough stance on China

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According to UK daily 'The Guardian', British Foreign Affairs Committee was earlier scheduled to visit Taiwan early this year but the visit had to be postponed owing to the pandemic

Amid reports of US Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, now British lawmakers are planning to visit the contested territory by the end of 2022.

According to UK daily 'The Guardian', British Foreign Affairs Committee was earlier scheduled to visit Taiwan early in 2022 but the visit had to be postponed owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In a move suggestive of UK's support to Taiwan, which China claims to be its own, the relations between the two countries may further hit the rock bottom.

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Earlier, British Prime Ministerial candidates Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss in their campaign speeches had rapped China, with the latter calling their stance a peddling of lies.

The development is likely to ensue fresh tensions between UK and China which have been deteriorating over the years. Earlier, China had warned of repercussions on Pelosi's expected visit to Taiwan.

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