Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen bestowed presidential honor on former United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday for son bring in strengthen relationships with the island, while most grand Chinese newspaper castigated him again calling him a “liar”.
China has imposed sanctions on Pompeo when he left office at the end of the trump presidency last yearirritated by his repeated criticism of the country, in particular son Communist Party in power, and support for Taiwan claimed by the Chinese.
Meet Pompeo for President office in Taipei, Tsai thanked him for its long date support of Taiwan.
“A visit from such good friend as Secretary Pompeo attests to the strong friendship between Taiwan and the United States,” she said.
Tsai granted on order him of the shining star with Grand Cordon, one of Taiwan’s highest honors. Former US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is another past winner.
Pompeo, wearing a face hide with the American and Taiwanese flags flying on he, said he was proud of his achievements during in office try to normalize relations with Taiwan, including sending visiting US officials.
“It is not a provocation to say that one demands freedom. In fact at walk far from these things demonstrate the absence of resolve,” he said.
China imposes sanctions on ‘lie and cheat’ Pompeo and 27 other top Trump-era officials as President Joe Biden took office in January 2021.
China’s leading newspaper, the People’s Daily mouthpiece party, called Pompeo in a comment on An ‘extremely notorious’ anti-China politician on Thursday who “took Pride in lie and deceit” while in office.
“Connivance with external forces cannot bring security or well-being for the Taiwanese people”It said of His trip.
Donald Trump’s administration has provided strong support for Taiwan, despite the lack of official diplomatic relations, including high-profile arms sales and visits by senior US officials to Taipei.
China intervened up son military and diplomatic pressure against Taiwan over the past two years, trying to force the island to accept its sovereignty.
Taiwan is democratically elected government says he wants peace but will defend himself if attacked and only the island people have the right to decide their future.