William Lai Ching-te is welcomed after landing for his stopover in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Photo: AP
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William Lai Ching-te is welcomed after landing for his stopover in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Photo: AP
Taiwanese vice-president talks to at least 17 US lawmakers during stopover

William Lai has virtual meetings with 17 members of Congress in one morning during his stop in Los Angeles en route to Honduras, Taiwanese media says.

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