US sends top-level diplomat to Taiwan, defying China

(FILES) In this file photo (L-R) US Ambassador to Japan William Hagerty, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Keith Krach, and Senior Adviser Michael McKinley attend a meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono during the G20 summit in Osaka on June 28, 2019. A top State Department official will visit Taiwan for a memorial service for late president Lee Teng-hui, defying China by making the second high-ranking US trip





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