China says Pompeo’s congratulations to Taiwan seriously damaged relations

A handout photo made available by the Taiwan Presidential office shows Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen swearing-in before the portrait of Former Taiwan President Sun Yat-sen as she was re-elected for a second term as the President of Taiwan, during the Presidential Inauguration in Taipei, Taiwan. EPA-EFE/TAIWAN PRESIDENTIAL OFFICE HANDOUT

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China’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo seriously damaged the peace and stability of the Taiwan Strait and China-U.S. relations by making a congratulatory statement to Taiwan’s president Tsai Ing-Wen.

China will take necessary countermeasures and the U.S. must bear the consequences, the ministry said in a statement

Via Reuters

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