onsdag 20. mai 2020

Beijing warns of action against Washington after Pompeo congratulates Taiwan’s Tsai

In three statements issued on Wednesday, mainland China’s foreign, defence and Taiwan affairs departments lashed out at US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, accusing him of violating the one-China policy and interfering in China’s internal affairs.The warnings came after Pompeo congratulated Tsai at the official start of her second four-year term as the island’s leader on Wednesday.

He addressed her formally as “president” and his comments were read out at the inauguration ceremony. “Her re-election by a huge margin shows that she has earned the respect, admiration, and trust of the people on Taiwan,” Pompeo said. “Her courage and vision in leading Taiwan’s vibrant democracy is an inspiration to the region and the world.»