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Taiwan Restrictions Removed to Address Beijing Threats, Says Pompeo

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Taiwan Restrictions Removed to Address Beijing Threats, Says Pompeo


Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday that his recent decisions about Taiwan were made with great consideration, while reiterating the threat posed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to the world. Pompeo was answering a question about his recent decisions to lift decades-old “contact guidelines” on how U.S. officials should interact with their Taiwanese counterparts, to have U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft visit the self-ruled island this week, and to issue a joint statement on mass arrests in Hong Kong. “I wish these things had been done a long time ago. These weren’t rushed. These were considered efforts that we made and they’re an important part of the strategy that we’ve laid out with respect to how to protect and preserve American freedoms vis the challenge that the Chinese Communist Party presents,” Pompeo stated. Pompeo made the remarks while speaking at the American international broadcaster …

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