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In the same week that Taiwanese took to the streets to repudiate Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Taiwan’s leaders rolled out the red carpet for a visit by former U.S. President Donald Trump’s secretary of state, Mike Pompeo.

This is the same man who, together with Trump, withheld military aid from Ukraine to pressure its government to initiate a bogus investigation into Joe Biden’s son, and who then fired the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine when she refused to go along with the extortion attempt.

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