He termed his visit to Taiwan and South Korea as an “economic development trip”, saying he was the first US governor to come to Taiwan since the COVID-19 pandemic began more than two years ago.
“Our delegation will spend this week meeting with government officials, business leaders and academic institutions to further strengthen Indiana’s economic, academic and cultural connections with Taiwan and South Korea,” Holcomb wrote on his Twitter account.
There was no immediate response from China to his arrival.
China says Taiwan is the most important and sensitive issue in its relations with Washington, and that it considers it an internal issue.
Taiwan’s government says that as the People’s Republic of China has never ruled the island it has no right to claim it, and that only Taiwan’s 23 million people can decide their future.
China’s military drills have been continuing around Taiwan, though on a smaller scale than immediately after Pelosi’s trip.