US Announces the Lifting of Self-Imposed Restrictions on the U.S. – Taiwan Relationship – A Week Earlier China Was Preparing for War

US lifts all self-imposed restrictions on Taiwan yesterday.

A week ago we reported that China’s President Xi announced that his army should be prepared for war at any second:

Chinese Dictator Xi Jinping Orders the Peoples Liberation Army to Prepare for War At Any Second

We also have reported over and over how China was involved in the 2020 election:

BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: Evidence China Was Colluding with the Bidens and Providing Information on How to Defeat President Trump in the 2020 Election

Yesterday, a press release from US State Department under Secretary of State Pompeo shared the following:

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.

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.

This action no doubt does not make China happy.  Tensions are high between the US and China right now. 

The post US Announces the Lifting of Self-Imposed Restrictions on the U.S. – Taiwan Relationship – A Week Earlier China Was Preparing for War appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Share DeepPol