Trump and Pompeo Elevate Taiwan and the Chinese Communists are Very Angry

Posted by on January 12, 2021 6:03 am

China is threatening the U.S. will pay a “heavy price” after the U.S. announced U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft will travel to Taiwan to meet with Taiwanese counterparts.

China sees it as a threat.

“China will take all necessary measures to resolutely safeguard its own sovereign and security interests,” Hua, a Chinese official, said. “If the U.S. side insists on going its way, it will pay a heavy price for its wrong words and deeds.”

Hua’s reaction came after the U.S. Mission to the U.N. announced on Thursday that Craft would travel to Taipei to meet with senior Taiwanese officials from Jan. 13 to 15.

On Saturday the Trump administration released a press statement about Taiwan and changes in the status of the country with the American government:

“Taiwan is a vibrant democracy and reliable partner of the United States, and yet for several decades, the State Department has created complex internal restrictions to regulate our diplomats, service members, and other officials’ interactions with their Taiwanese counterparts. The United States government took these actions unilaterally, in an attempt to appease the Communist regime in Beijing. No more,” wrote Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State.

His statement goes on:

Today I am announcing that I am lifting all of these self-imposed restrictions.  Executive branch agencies should consider all “contact guidelines” regarding relations with Taiwan previously issued by the Department of State under authorities delegated to the Secretary of State to be null and void.

Additionally, any and all sections of the Foreign Affairs Manual or Foreign Affairs Handbook that convey authorities or otherwise purport to regulate executive branch engagement with Taiwan via any entity other than the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) are also hereby voided. The executive branch‘s relations with Taiwan are to be handled by the non-profit AIT, as stipulated in the Taiwan Relations Act.

The United States government maintains relationships with unofficial partners around the world, and Taiwan is no exception. Our two democracies share common values of individual freedom, the rule of law, and a respect for human dignity. Today’s statement recognizes that the U.S.-Taiwan relationship need not, and should not, be shackled by self-imposed restrictions of our permanent bureaucracy.”


In a Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs press transcript from remarks Friday, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said “China firmly opposes” the U.S. plan to send Craft to Taiwan.

In the CCP press transcript, Pompeo is mentioned with a great deal of anger by the CCP leaders:

Global Times: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted that “We’ve released more information about the CCP threat to the American people and U.S. businesses than any other administration.” Do you have any comment?

Hua Chunying: During his tenure of office, Secretary of State Pompeo makes “lying diplomacy” a byword for U.S. foreign policy, when this U.S. administration has dented U.S. image and reputation as well its relations with other countries more than ever. This is a consensus shared by the international community, including those clear-eyed Americans.

In recent year, the United States has been pursuing unilateralism, undermining multilateral cooperation, wantonly pulling out of treaties and organizations, and arbitrarily resorting to use or threat of sanctions. To date, it has withdrawn from a dozen international treaties and organizations. On climate change, it refuses to ratify the Kyoto Protocol and has withdrawn from the Paris Agreement.

On arms control and non-proliferation, it pulled out of the JCPOA and the INF Treaty, unsigned the Arms Trade Treaty, announced its withdrawal from the Open Skies Treaty, and has been dragging its feet towards extending the New START. At the crucial juncture when members of the international community joined hands to fight COVID-19, the United States pulled out of WHO. Facts have proven time and again that the United States is the biggest destabilizing factor for global peace and security.

Polls surveying people in over 10 countries including Germany, Japan and the ROK show that half or more interviewees believe the United States poses major threats to their national security. Many Americans believe that the biggest threat to the United States is no other but itself.

For his own benefit, Pompeo unscrupulously suppressed China, and put on stage his “final madness” as his term is coming to an end, and frantically sabotage bilateral relations. His actions will only put him on the wrong side of history and in odds with the friendly sentiment cherished by the Chinese and American peoples. He will be convicted by history.

The Trump administration has been at odds with China over Taiwan for months.

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