Ticker – Taiwan threat from China serious, House GOP chairman says

The chairman of the House Select Committee on China says the U.S. must take seriously the threat Beijing poses to Taiwan. Chairman Mike Gallagher tells The Associated Press that he plans to lead his committee in working to shore up the island government’s defenses. The Wisconsin Republican’s remarks came Saturday as China launched a military show of force around the island in the aftermath of the Taiwanese president’s meetings with American lawmakers during her transit through the U.S. Gallagher says he wants to encourage Congress to expedite military aid to Taiwan.