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Pompeo ‘ending limits’ on relations breaks bottom line of China-US ties, puts Taiwan in imminent danger: experts

2021-01-11 09:27:36       source:Global Times

January 10, 2021

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's announcement on lifting restrictions on Taiwan relations broke the bottom line of China-US ties, and the outgoing Trump administration's last-ditch effort on Taiwan is like hanging a sword over bilateral ties with China which will put Taiwan in imminent danger, Chinese experts said.   

But given the few days left for the Trump administration, Beijing should take countermeasures mainly with diplomatic means supplemented by military solutions as a "tit-for-tat" response to the "very antagonistic" move, experts suggested.  

On Saturday (local time), just 11 days before the end of US President Donald Trump's tenure, Pompeo announced he was lifting restrictions on contacts between the US' and Taiwan island's officials. Pompeo said the US State Department had imposed the complex internal restrictions on itself in an attempt to appease Beijing.

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