US should recognize ‘free’ Taiwan, says ex-top diplomat Pompeo
05 March 2022 | 6:12 am
In a nonofficial visit to Taiwan, former US diplomat Mike Pompeo said Washington should take steps to recognize Taiwan as a sovereign nation. China described his comments as "nonsense."
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