The legislation, known as the Taiwan Travel Act, is upsetting the Chinese. It came into effect Friday after President Donald Trump signed the bill and added to already bow tight tensions and a fear of a war. The Taiwan Travel Act allows US representatives to meet officials from the self-ruled island of Taiwan, but the Chinese government believes the newly signed legislation is a direct threat to them.
China has also recently threatened Taiwan for agreeing to be cordial and diplomatic with the US, saying the island's independence will not be tolerated.
China's threat to Taiwan is ratcheting up fears of a third world war. A comment by the Chinese government saying they will "never tolerate Taiwanese independence" has prompted fears an all-out invasion is imminent.