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The United States should diplomatically recognize Taiwan as "a free and sovereign country," former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday while visiting the island.

Pompeo, one of former President Donald Trump's most hawkish advisers on China, arrived Wednesday for a visit at a time of rising tensions between Washington and Beijing over both the self-ruled island and the crisis sparked by Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

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