Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen will spend four nights in the United States this month while visiting Caribbean diplomatic allies, a move likely to anger China.
Deputy Taiwan Foreign Minister Miguel Tsao said Tsai will spend two nights in the United States each way during her trip to St Vincent and the Grenadines, St Lucia, St Kitts and Nevis, and Haiti from July 11 to 22.
Taiwan's Central News Agency said Tsai was expected to transit in New York and Denver.
The four Caribbean allies share similar ideals with Taiwan, Tsao said, adding that the theme of the visit is "freedom, democracy and sustainable governance." Tsai's time in the United States will be unusually long as normally she spends just a night at a time on transit stops.