US ends curbs on official American contacts with Taiwan

"Мудрый человек требует всего только от себя, ничтожный же человек требует всего от других." Лев Толстой ©

Washington (AFP) — The United States is ending restrictions governing official contacts with Taiwan, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Saturday, a move hailed by Taipei as ending «decades of discrimination». Pompeo said the «complex internal restrictions» on contacts with Taipei by diplomats, service members and others had been imposed «in an attempt to appease the Communist regime in Beijing.» Pompeo added, «No more.» The declaration may be more symbolic than substantive in effect, but it nonetheless appears certain to anger China, which sees Taiwan as its own territory. Taiwan’s government…

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