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U.S. State Dept. Escalates Provocations Against China

U.S. State Dept. Escalates Provocations Against China

U.S. State Department Escalates Provocations Against China

April 9 (EIRNS)—The same day that Secretary of State Tony Blinken spoke with the French and German Foreign Ministers , to “confirm their [mutually] unwavering support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity … the need for Russia to end its dangerous and irresponsible rhetoric, its military buildup in occupied Crimea and along Ukraine’s borders, and unilateral Russian provocations along the Line of Contact in eastern Ukraine,” the State Department decides it’s a great time to escalate against China, as well, with new guidelines on U.S. interactions with Taiwan.

As stated in the State Department release, the guidelines are “to encourage U.S. government engagement with Taiwan that reflects our deepening unofficial relationship. The guidance underscores Taiwan is a vibrant democracy and an important security and economic partner that is also a force for good in the international community. These new guidelines liberalize guidance on contacts with Taiwan, consistent with our unofficial relations, and provide clarity throughout the Executive Branch on effective implementation of our ‘one China’ policy, which is guided by the Taiwan Relations Act, the three Joint Communiqués, and the Six Assurances. The new guidelines have been issued following a review as set forth in the Taiwan Assurance Act.” Provide clarity, indeed. . .

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