Mike Pompeo's parting shot: Poking China on Taiwan

Taiwanese and US officials no longer need to maintain the façade of non-official relations.PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday (Jan 10) lifted “self-imposed restrictions” regulating American diplomats, service members, and other officials’ interactions with Taiwanese counterparts.

The announcement will not go down well with Beijing, which regards Taiwan as a renegade province and one of its greatest sensitivities.

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