Secretary of State Mike Pompeo just poked China in the eye…
He released a statement this afternoon canceling all restrictions on US officials in their relationship with Taiwan:
The statement announces that the past effort to restrict relationships with Taiwan was to “appease” the Communist regime in Beijing.” Pompeo’s statement then says, “No more.” This is a poke to China, and it couldn’t have come at a better time.
Pompeo goes on to say that the relationship between the US and Taiwan should never be restricted.
It’s no secret that China refuses to recognize Taiwan and would love nothing more than to take over Taiwan. It just got harder to accomplish because the US is claiming a relationship with Taiwan should NOT be restricted to appease China.