Ducey, a Republican, will be another of the US officials to visit Taiwan this month, defying pressure from China not to make such visits.
Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the lower house of the US Congress, visited Taiwan on August 2 and 3 which caused a lot of criticism and resentment from the official Beijing.
Pelosi, the highest-ranking US official to visit Taiwan in the past 25 years, met with Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen and representatives of non-governmental organizations during her stay on the island.
During the visit, she said that her delegation came to “unequivocally and clearly make it clear that the US will not leave the island”.
During his three-day visit, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, a Republican, will meet with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen and with companies in the semiconductor industry, reports REUTERS.
China, which considers Taiwan its territory and opposes any diplomatic contact of Taiwanese officials with other countries, has sharply criticized Nancy Pelosi’s visit and already on August 4 began military maneuvers near the island.