US Secretary of State Blinken refers to Taiwan as ‘country’
March 13th 2021
Washington [US], March 13 (ANI): In a development that might irk China, United States Secretary of the state, Antony Blinken, has referred to Taiwan as “country”, the term so far avoided by US officials.
He made the remark during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Wednesday on the Biden administration’s foreign policy agenda.
Blinken was responding to California Republican Representative Young Kim, who called on the US to include Taiwan in the upcoming Democracy Summit.
“I share your view that Taiwan is a strong democracy, a very strong technological power, and a country that can contribute to the world, not just to its own people. COVID is a very good example of that,” Sputnik quoted Blinken as saying.