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Mike Pompeo’s appearance with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen and Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong certain to anger China
  • Two frequent targets of Chinese state media denunciations will address Copenhagen Democracy Summit next week
  • US Secretary of State has also angered Beijing after blaming it for the Covid-19 pandemic
Topic | US-China relations


Stuart Lau

Published: 9:53pm, 11 Jun, 2020

Updated: 7:37am, 12 Jun, 2020

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will address a forum on democracy next week that will also be attended by Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen and Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong Chi-fung – a combination that is certain to infuriate China.


Their appearance at the Copenhagen Democracy Summit, where the European Union will be represented by European Commission Vice-President Vera Jourova, will give Tsai a moment in the international spotlight.


China has repeatedly accused the US of interfering in Taiwan and Hong Kong affairs, with Tsai and Wong being regular targets for state media denunciations.


The event comes as the Chinese government has tried to tighten its grip on Hong Kong through a new national security law, and has stepped up its rhetoric on Taiwan following Tsai’s election to a second term amid growing anti-Beijing sentiment on the island.

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Activist Joshua Wong Chi-fung will discuss the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement. Photo: KY Cheng


It is understood that Tsai will give a 10-minute video-recorded speech, due to time concerns, at the virtual event held next Thursday and Friday.

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Pompeo has sought to build a united front with European policymakers to contain China, despite US President Donald Trump’s clashes with traditional US allies.


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Chinese state media outlets have launched a series of attacks on Pompeo after he started blaming China for the Covid-19 pandemic.


China’s state broadcaster CCTV called him the “common enemy of mankind” after he accused the Chinese Communist Party of mishandling the outbreak during an interview with Fox News.


Another commentary, released by China’s National Radio, called him an “evil” politician who “lies and bluffs”. It added: “The Americans ‘becoming great again’ can only be seen as a joke.”


Taiwan has sought to get closer to the EU amid the coronavirus outbreak, and has sent face masks and other urgently needed medical equipment to European countries.


In a rare gesture, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen praised Taiwan’s efforts on social media, saying on Twitter in April: “The European Union thanks Taiwan for its donation of 5.6 million masks to help fight the #coronavirus. We really appreciate this gesture of solidarity.”


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The event is organised by the Alliance of Democracies, a group founded by the former Nato secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen to counter what he saw as a vacuum in democratic debate created by Trump’s ascendancy.


Rasmussen, a former Danish prime minister, will open the event before Wong takes part in a 30-minute with a moderator in a session titled “fighting for democracy – from the battlegrounds of Hong Kong”.




Chinese state media has described US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as “evil”. Photo: AP


Former Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull and Pompeo’s predecessors, John Kerry and Madeleine Albright, have also been invited, according to the official programme.


The Chinese embassy in Denmark has not responded to a request to comment on the event.


Wang Huiyao, founder and president of the think tank Centre for China and Globalisation, said it was “not very appropriate” for Pompeo and Tsai appear in the same setting, even if it was conducted virtually, as Beijing would consider it a violation of the “one-China policy”.


“If they invite these people but not Chinese side, then this is not appropriate, since we should have both sides represented,” said Wang.


Cui Lei, a specialist in China-US relations at the China Institute of International Studies, said the event has not previously featured serving senior politicians and Pompeo’s appearance reflected the ongoing tensions between Beijing and Washington but the Chinese government would not regard it as “serious”.


“This is not the first time that Pompeo has crossed lines,” he said, noting that last week Pompeo became the first US secretary of state to meet Tiananmen Square dissidents around the anniversary of the bloody crackdown.


Cui added: “These actions show that the US side is seeking to build a united front on ideology to put psychological pressure on the Chinese government, but I feel as long as the Chinese side does not take any retaliatory measures, this will not substantially damage Sino-US relations.”

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The next logical things to do is to allow Taiwan's participation on the upcoming RIMPAC 2020.



 

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The next logical things to do is to allow Taiwan's participation on the upcoming RIMPAC 2020.



Next step is recognizing Taiwan as a separate country with full diplomatic recognition. Let China break relations with usa and other countries.

They would not be laughing once China officially ally with Russia.
Oh supahpowah China needs Russian support now ?
 

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Diplomacy
Mike Pompeo’s appearance with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen and Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong certain to anger China
  • Two frequent targets of Chinese state media denunciations will address Copenhagen Democracy Summit next week
  • US Secretary of State has also angered Beijing after blaming it for the Covid-19 pandemic
Topic | US-China relations


Stuart Lau

Published: 9:53pm, 11 Jun, 2020

Updated: 7:37am, 12 Jun, 2020

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will address a forum on democracy next week that will also be attended by Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen and Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong Chi-fung – a combination that is certain to infuriate China.


Their appearance at the Copenhagen Democracy Summit, where the European Union will be represented by European Commission Vice-President Vera Jourova, will give Tsai a moment in the international spotlight.


China has repeatedly accused the US of interfering in Taiwan and Hong Kong affairs, with Tsai and Wong being regular targets for state media denunciations.


The event comes as the Chinese government has tried to tighten its grip on Hong Kong through a new national security law, and has stepped up its rhetoric on Taiwan following Tsai’s election to a second term amid growing anti-Beijing sentiment on the island.

Advertisement
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Activist Joshua Wong Chi-fung will discuss the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement. Photo: KY Cheng


It is understood that Tsai will give a 10-minute video-recorded speech, due to time concerns, at the virtual event held next Thursday and Friday.

and Privacy Policy
Pompeo has sought to build a united front with European policymakers to contain China, despite US President Donald Trump’s clashes with traditional US allies.


Is rare US military flight over Taiwan a sign of more to come?
10 Jun 2020

Chinese state media outlets have launched a series of attacks on Pompeo after he started blaming China for the Covid-19 pandemic.


China’s state broadcaster CCTV called him the “common enemy of mankind” after he accused the Chinese Communist Party of mishandling the outbreak during an interview with Fox News.


Another commentary, released by China’s National Radio, called him an “evil” politician who “lies and bluffs”. It added: “The Americans ‘becoming great again’ can only be seen as a joke.”


Taiwan has sought to get closer to the EU amid the coronavirus outbreak, and has sent face masks and other urgently needed medical equipment to European countries.


In a rare gesture, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen praised Taiwan’s efforts on social media, saying on Twitter in April: “The European Union thanks Taiwan for its donation of 5.6 million masks to help fight the #coronavirus. We really appreciate this gesture of solidarity.”


Hong Kong protests: US, Taiwan interference played role, says city’s security chief
9 Jun 2020

The event is organised by the Alliance of Democracies, a group founded by the former Nato secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen to counter what he saw as a vacuum in democratic debate created by Trump’s ascendancy.


Rasmussen, a former Danish prime minister, will open the event before Wong takes part in a 30-minute with a moderator in a session titled “fighting for democracy – from the battlegrounds of Hong Kong”.




Chinese state media has described US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as “evil”. Photo: AP


Former Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull and Pompeo’s predecessors, John Kerry and Madeleine Albright, have also been invited, according to the official programme.


The Chinese embassy in Denmark has not responded to a request to comment on the event.


Wang Huiyao, founder and president of the think tank Centre for China and Globalisation, said it was “not very appropriate” for Pompeo and Tsai appear in the same setting, even if it was conducted virtually, as Beijing would consider it a violation of the “one-China policy”.


“If they invite these people but not Chinese side, then this is not appropriate, since we should have both sides represented,” said Wang.


Cui Lei, a specialist in China-US relations at the China Institute of International Studies, said the event has not previously featured serving senior politicians and Pompeo’s appearance reflected the ongoing tensions between Beijing and Washington but the Chinese government would not regard it as “serious”.


“This is not the first time that Pompeo has crossed lines,” he said, noting that last week Pompeo became the first US secretary of state to meet Tiananmen Square dissidents around the anniversary of the bloody crackdown.


Cui added: “These actions show that the US side is seeking to build a united front on ideology to put psychological pressure on the Chinese government, but I feel as long as the Chinese side does not take any retaliatory measures, this will not substantially damage Sino-US relations.”

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Only lip service.

Usa wont do shit lol.

They will just ask Taiwan to spend another few billions on us weapons.
 

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Yes , it's only lip service. Please don't throw tantrums global times. Peace
Just saying the truth.

Usa wont even pick a fight with Venezuela lol.

Usa is too busy killing its own black citizens and trump will send us army to kill Americans (peaceful) now ha ha.
 

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damn-all that stay home orders pushed out really got mike to gain those pounds
they all ended up around the neck

 

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