US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a briefing to the media at the State Department on November 10, 2020. Photo: Reuters US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a briefing to the media at the State Department on November 10, 2020. Photo: Reuters
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a briefing to the media at the State Department on November 10, 2020. Photo: Reuters

Pompeo calls restrictions on official contacts with Taiwan ‘null and void’, in swipe at Beijing

  • Pompeo’s order allows US government to conduct official engagements with Taipei through the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT)
  • The non-profit AIT has traditionally played a low-key role to avoid disputes with Beijing

Topic |   US-China relations
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a briefing to the media at the State Department on November 10, 2020. Photo: Reuters US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a briefing to the media at the State Department on November 10, 2020. Photo: Reuters
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a briefing to the media at the State Department on November 10, 2020. Photo: Reuters
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