China denounced US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo for referring to Taiwan’s chief Tsai Ing-wen as “president,” vowing to “take obligatory countermeasures” in response.
The Chinese language Ministry of Overseas Affairs mentioned an announcement by Pompeo congratulating Tsai on her second time period as president “severely violated” the one-China precept and agreements that underpinned the institution of relations between the 2 sides. Whereas the US has rigorously crafted interactions with Taipei to keep away from recognizing its authorities, Pompeo’s assertion Tuesday referred to Tsai as president and known as Taiwan a “pressure for good on the planet and a dependable accomplice.”
“China urges the US facet to right away right its errors,” the ministry mentioned in an announcement posted on its web site Wednesday. “The Chinese language facet will take obligatory countermeasures to reply to the above-mentioned faulty actions by the US facet. And the US facet ought to bear the implications arising therefrom.”
Congratulations to Dr. Tsai Ing-wen on the graduation of your second-term as Taiwan’s President. Taiwan’s vibrant democracy is an inspiration to the area and the world. With President Tsai on the helm, our partnership with Taiwan will proceed to flourish.
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) May 19, 2020
Earlier within the day, Tsai urged China to “discover a strategy to co-exist” with Taiwan’s democratic authorities as she was sworn in to her second time period in Taipei. Tsai, who’s Democratic Progressive Occasion helps Taiwan’s independence, has sought to scale back the island’s reliance on China and construct ties with the US