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    • “Beijing is increasingly pressuring Indo-Pacific nations to subordinate their freedom and sovereignty to a ‘common destiny’ envisioned by the Chinese Communist Party,” O’Brien said in an expanded statement. “The U.S. approach is different. We seek to ensure that our allies and partners – all who share the values and aspirations of a free and open Indo-Pacific -- can preserve and protect their sovereignty.”

      Under the "One China" policy, the US recognises Beijing as the government of China and doesn't have diplomatic relations with Taiwan. However, it maintains unofficial contacts including a de facto embassy in Taipei, the capital, and supplies military equipment for the island's defence.

      It was not clear what the change means in practice, with Pompeo saying executive branch communications with Taiwan will be handled by the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), which is owned by the US government and serves as the de facto embassy.

      Rainey said she led 100 members of Moore County Citizens for Freedom, which describes itself online as a nonpartisan network promoting conservative values, to Washington to "stand against election fraud" and support Trump.

      A writer for the official Xinhua News Agency also said in a commentary Sunday that the lifting of longstanding restrictions on U.S. government contacts with Taiwanese counterparts proves that Pompeo "is only interested in stoking unwarranted confrontations, and has no interest in world peace."

      China has been angered by stepped up support for the democratic island by outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump's administration, including new arms sales and visits to Taipei by senior U.S. officials, which have strained already poor Beijing-Washington ties.

      China's Defense Ministry called the move a "show of force" and a provocation that "sent the wrong signal to the 'Taiwan independence forces' and seriously endangered peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait area."

      The party has also expressed serious displeasure and concern over how its six MLAs switched over to the BJP in Arunachal Pradesh. Tyagi said this was not a good sign for coalition politics.

      The Navy's 5th Fleet based in Bahrain said the Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Georgia, accompanied by two other warships, passed through the Strait of Hormuz, a narrow passageway through which a fifth of the world's oil supplies travel.

      Publishing the list in the waning days of the Trump administration follows the addition of dozens of Chinese companies to another U.S. trade blacklist, including the country's top chipmaker, SMIC, and drone manufacturer SZ DJI Technology Co Ltd, on Friday.

      AICC general secretary in-charge for the state Ajay Maken said the Congress party in Rajasthan is united and there is no threat to its government in the state led by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, as he asserted that the BJP would miserably fail if they try to bring it down again.

      Indian environment minister Prakash Javadekar, who led the India delegation to Paris in November 2015, termed Kerry’s comments ‘unwarranted and unfair” while reminding the world that India was only fighting rightfully for her ‘national interest’.Exactly five years later, Kerry has been appointed special envoy for climate with pride of place in the US National Security Council.

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