Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Fmr. Sec. of State Pompeo to Give Speech at Taiwan Think Tank

Here is more from the South China Morning Post:

Former US secretary of state Mike Pompeo, a vocal supporter of Taiwan, will visit the self-ruled island next week in a trip that is certain to rile Beijing.

Pompeo and his wife are due to arrive in Taiwan on March 2, and meetings are planned with government, business and academic leaders during the four-day trip, the Taiwanese foreign ministry said on Monday.

He is expected to meet President Tsai Ing-wen, attend a banquet hosted by Vice-President William Lai Ching-te, and visit legislative speaker Yu Shyi-kun and Foreign Minister Joseph Wu, according to the ministry statement.

Pompeo will also give a speech at the Prospect Foundation, a government-funded think tank.


The Prospect Foundation was founded in 1997 and is dedicated to the study of foreign policy and international relations, particularly in the area of East Asian security.

In related news, the Biden Administration has sent former defense and national security officials, including some high-level think tankers, to Taiwan in a show of support.