A delegation including Indiana’s governor arrived in Taiwan on Sunday to begin trade talks with Taipei amid increased U.S. political tensions with China, which launched a barrage of military drills near the island in response to visits this month by American government officials.
The delegation, including Gov. Eric J. Holcomb; Bradley B. Chambers, Indiana’s secretary of commerce; and others, will also visit South Korea later this week. The officials are set to meet with business and academic leaders in Taiwan and South Korea, and will focus on “strengthening Indiana’s economic and academic partnerships” with both places, Mr. Holcomb said in a news release.
“I’m committed to building an economy of the future with these global partners who are helping propel Indiana forward by creating tomorrow’s businesses, today,” the governor’s statement said.