Academic suggests Taiwan issue likely to cause conflict between US, China, warns of possible world war
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer\
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s recent speech at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library in Southern California is a proclamation of the start of a new cold war, the report said. He announced a new approach in engaging with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP): "Distrust and verify.”
He stated, "If we bend the knee now, our children's children may be at the mercy of the CCP, whose actions are the primary challenge to the free world."
Pompeo’s remark comes after the State Department ordered China to shutter its consulate in Houston, accusing the diplomatic office of being "a hub of spying and IP theft." China then retaliated by closing the U.S. consulate in the Chinese city of Chengdu. [FULL STORY]