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State Department Spokesperson Calls out Beijing’s False Propaganda on Taiwan

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State Department Spokesperson Calls out Beijing’s False Propaganda on Taiwan

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TAIPEI, Taiwan—U.S. State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus on Jan. 10 called out the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s false propaganda. On Twitter, Ortagus responded to an editorial article published by Chinese hawkish state-run media Global Times, where it threatened that if Pompeo were to “dare” visit Taiwan before the end of his tenure as U.S. Secretary of State, Chinese military jets would “fly over” the self-ruled island in a move to declare Beijing’s sovereignty over the island. Global Times also stated that both Washington and Taipei should not “overreact” to Beijing’s military move. “If the U.S. and the island of Taiwan dare to overreact, war will be sparked. China will punish the Taiwan authorities which cooperate with Pompeo’s final show of madness,” stated the Global Times article published on Jan. 10. It also repeated Beijing’s propaganda that the United States colludes with Taiwanese citizens who advocate for the island’s formal independence. …

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