The New Paper

January 11, 2021

Pompeo lifts restrictions in US and Taiwan

Secretary of State Pompeo lifted restrictions on US interactions with Taiwan on Saturday. Pompeo noted that the self-imposed restrictions were originally implemented “in an attempt to appease the Communist regime in Beijing” (source). The move is expected to increase tensions between the US and China.

More context: While Taiwan has its own democratically-elected government, China claims it as part of its territory under its “One China” policy. Previous agreements between the US and Taiwan (including a $2B  arms sale) have drawn significant criticism from Chinese officials.
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