1ClassyLady 68F
3120 posts
1/9/2021 9:03 pm
US lifts self-imposed restrictions with Taiwan

The United States is lifting decades-old restrictions between American and Taiwanese officials, in a move that will fundamentally change Washington's relationship with the self-governed island -- and is expected to anger Beijing.

Washington has for years "created complex internal restrictions to regulate" US officials' dealings with Taiwan "in an attempt to appease the Communist regime in Beijing," US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement on Saturday. "No more," Pompeo wrote.

China considers Taiwan a part of its territory, and US dealings with the democratically ruled island have long been a source of tension.
In a statement, Pompeo, a staunch critic of China, wrote that US diplomats should now consider all previous State Department contact guidelines regarding relations with Taiwan to be "null and void."

The order comes less than two weeks before the administration of President-elect Joe Biden takes over, and is likely to be a hurdle for the incoming team to deal with.

The US has maintained close ties with Taiwan since it split from mainland China in 1949 after the end of a bloody civil war. But until recently Washington has avoided major displays of friendship so as to not antagonize Beijing, which continues to view the self-governing democracy of around 24 million people as an inseparable part of its territory, under its One China policy.

China's leader, Chairman Xi Jinping, has been clear in his ambitions to "reunify" the island with the mainland, and has refused to rule out the use of force, even though the ruling Chinese Communist Party has never exerted direct control over Taiwan.
Under the One China policy, the US has unofficial relations with Taiwan and posts unofficial representatives to Taipei. Washington has also long provided arms to the island under the terms of the 40-year-old Taiwan Relations Act.
Nobody understood how much "suffering from China's threat" for 40 yrs since former U.S. President Jimmy Carter announced "abandon Taiwan and establish diplomatic relationship with China". My ancestors have been in Taiwan for over 400 yrs, CCP only has 71 yrs history.

Look how many atrocities in China that CCP has done to their own people. From Cultural Revolution, Great Famine, that k*lled 80 million people, to Tienanmen Square massacre, to One Baby policy, Falun Gong organ harvesting, HongKongers suppression, Mongolians, Xinjiang, Uyghurs genocide, .... How can USA not see those crimes? How can the world not see those atrocities? Why CCP had to k*ll so many people and not allow to talk about its crimes?? Chinese are "silent lambs", but doesn't mean the world don't know about those facts. If CCP is a regime show us they love their Chinese people, Taiwanese will be unified with them. But, no, no, no, CCP threatened Taiwan, sending fighting jets to Taiwan strait to weaken Taiwan defense.

Taiwan has 23.8 million in population. We didn't do anything against CCP, but why CCP wants to bomb Taiwan to flat, not keep a person but keep the island. Is because Taiwan government love people? Is because Taiwanese are rich and have freedom? So, CCP is jealous about Taiwan.

I have said I like U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo before, now I said the same again. Mr. Pompeo knows what is justice and "Justice will prevail". The world will see the truth. Taiwan only has 7 people died on Coronavirus that is a good example of the world.

Honesty is the best policy.

1ClassyLady 68F
3289 posts
1/9/2021 11:39 pm

Those foolish rioters stormed into Capitol didn't wear mask and easily been recognized by U.S. law enforcement. Their faces show on the surveillance cameras. They have been arrested and will bring them to court. Those rioters call themselves "patriots" because they have been brainwashed by Trump.
I like Mr. Mike Pompeo much more than despicable Trump. Trump's egocentric personality made a dramatic mistake just 2 weeks before Biden's inauguration. I am a Democrat but I like Republican Pompeo.
The pandemic is getting worse in winter. USA lost more than 4,000 lives a day for the past consecutive two days. Trump doesn't care, he only cares about he lost the election. The healthcare personnel have to work 14 to 15 hours a day to save lives. They are exhausted and fatigue. More than 3,000 doctors and nurses sacrificed their lives to save others. Coronavirus started from Wuhan city, Hubei province, China. This is a havoc for human being.

Although the Covit-19 vaccines are coming, but Trump announced to delay to inject to people. Why? Look the Israel, all their people got vaccination within a month.

Honesty is the best policy.

1ClassyLady 68F
3289 posts
1/9/2021 9:31 pm

USA made China became "2nd largest of world economy" while CCP was in recession after the trauma from Cultural Revolution and Great Famine. China was at poverty line, people starved to died.

Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter wanted to use China's population for cheapest labor so that to reduce the U.S. manufacturers cost. Mr. Carter ignored the CCP cruelties to Chinese people in order to save labor cost. Forty years later, China "patent infringement" many U.S. products and became the world 2nd largest economy country. However, their people average GDP growth percentage were not honestly to represent for the true facts.

I have been in USA for 40.5 yrs to escape CCP's threats. Most people in the world still don't know where is Taiwan located and how Taiwan became a Democracy country. Some people confused Taiwan from Thailand. I want the world see the modern Taiwan is.

Honesty is the best policy.