The United States is again sending its special envoy to Taiwan amidst ongoing tension from China. Since then, Chinese state media has opened a front against US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Pompeo has been accused in the Chinese media of adversely affecting China-US relations. He said that the US Secretary of State is trying to incite tension between the two countries.
Pompeo is not interested in global peace
A report by China’s state-run news agency Xinhua noted that the removal of long-enforced restrictions regarding contacts between top US government officials and their Taiwanese counterparts indicates that Pompeo is only interested in provoking illegal confrontations And they are not interested in global peace.
Unaware of China’s threats, Taiwan welcomed
Meanwhile, Taiwan on Friday welcomed the visit of an American ambassador to be held in the last week of US President Donald Trump’s term. Taiwan’s presidential office said on Friday that they ‘warmly welcome’ the visit and that The final round of discussion on the journey is still going on. A spokesman for the President’s Office said that the visit symbolized the strong friendship between Taiwan and the US and would help in a positive way to further strengthen the US-Taiwan partnership.
US Ambassador to the UN will visit Taiwan
US Ambassador Kelly Craft will travel to Taiwan’s capital Taipei from 13 to 15 January before Joe Biden takes over as the next US president. The US mission at the United Nations said the visit would further strengthen the strong support of the US government on international forums.
This is the third US official to visit Taiwan during Trump’s term
Earlier in September, US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and then senior State Department official Keith Crutch visited Taiwan. China was so enraged by Keith Crutch’s visit that he sent 18 of his fighters to Taiwan’s airplane.