Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen thanked Germany for supporting the island's democratic republic on the international stage.
China regards the island only as part of the People's Republic and threatens to conquer it. Beijing is also attempting to isolate Taiwan internationally by blocking the country's membership of international organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO). In general, the Chinese leadership firmly rejects official contacts from other countries to Taipei, such as the visit by members of the Bundestag. Tensions around Taiwan have recently escalated.
The visit by the six MPs, which lasted until Wednesday, is the second visit by a Bundestag delegation this month. The group led by the FDP politician Peter Heidt also includes parliamentarians from the SPD, the Greens and the Union.