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Under the “One-China” policy, nearly all countries across the globe recognise Beijing’s sovereignty over Chinese Taipei, including the U.S., which has no formal diplomatic ties with the territory but continues to support its anti-China stance and supply it with massive amounts of armaments.

“It is my view that the US government should immediately take necessary, and long-overdue, steps to do the right and obvious thing, that is to offer the Republic of China (Taiwan) America’s diplomatic recognition as a free and sovereign country,” Pompeo told a forum held by the Prospect Foundation, a Taipei-based non-partisan think tank.

Taiwan’s parliament has just voted to legalise same-sex marriage, making it the first country in Asia to do so. The legislation is now awaiting the president’s signature to take effect.