On Tuesday, members of the Foreign Affairs Committee met with high-ranking officials, including Joseph Wu, Taiwan’s foreign minister.
Taiwan is independent, but China regards it as a separatist province that will eventually join China.
Beijing was angered by Nancy Pelosi’s controversial August visit to the United States.
China responded by staging their largest-ever military exercises in the waters around Taiwan and also blocking some trade routes with the island.
Mrs. Pelosi, the US Speaker of The House of Representatives, is second to the presidency. She was also the highest ranking US politician to visit Taiwan over the past 25 years.
At the time, she stated that China could not “prevent world leaders and anyone else from traveling to Taiwan”.
The Chinese Embassy in the UK stated that the visit of the MPs to “Taiwan” was held despite Beijing’s “firm resistance”.
A spokesperson stated that it was a violation flagrant of the one China principle and gross interference in China’s internal affairs.
The statement stated that any attempt to undermine China’s interests will be met with “forceful replies”.
These comments are in response to a speech made earlier this week by Rishi Sunak, the UK Prime Minister. In which said that the “golden age” of relations between China and Britain was over.
Sunak stated that the close economic ties in the preceding decade were “naive”, but added that China’s global importance cannot be overlooked.
He stated, “We recognize China poses a systemic threat to our values and interest, a challenge which grows more acutely as it moves toward greater authoritarianism.”
The MPs’ visit to the UK is just one of many recent events that have caused friction in UK-Chinese relations.
Separate from the government, the Foreign Affairs Committee is made up of politicians representing different parties. It has had discussions with their Taiwanese counterparts on security issues.
Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs tweeted Mr Wu had hosted a banquet at their headquarters for UK delegation. He spoke about “increasing autoritarian threats” and “worrying problems at home and overseas”.
Their visit is part a wider investigation into Britain’s shift in economic and political focus to the Indo-Pacific region after its departure from the European Union.
The committee met with Taiwan’s Premier Su Tseng Chang on Thursday, and will be seeing President Tsai Ig-Wen Friday.