Relations with China are "no longer serving U.S. interests", said William Stanton, who headed the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) - the United States de-facto embassy in Taipei - from 2009 to 2012.
China and Burkina Faso formally established diplomatic relations on Saturday, after the West African nation severed ties with self-ruled Taiwan, in another victory for Beijing as it keeps up the pressure on Taipei.
This leaves eSwatini (formerly Swaziland) as the only African country with formal relations with Taiwan, along with 18 other allies around the world-mostly smaller and poorer nations in the Pacific and the Caribbean.
China's foreign ministry said in a brief statement it welcomed Burkina to "join in China-Africa friendly cooperation as soon as possible". China had offered Burkina Faso $50 million past year, Taiwanese news media reported.
The Civil Aviation Administration of China declined to provide immediate comment when reached by phone.
The attack to China from Taiwan continued on Twitter, where the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the island tweeted: "We ended 24 years of ties with #BurkinaFaso today".
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Burkina Faso announced Thursday that it was cutting ties with Taiwan based on "the firm desire of the government of Burkina Faso to defend the interests of Burkina Faso and its people in the concert of nations".
Taiwan is China's most sensitive territorial issue. He added that his country will also halt all bilateral cooperative projects, cut all assistance to Burkina Faso, and pull out its diplomatic staff and technical missions from the African country.
This act of perceived intimidation came hours after Taiwan expressed that it would not crack under pressure despite continuing to lose its allies to the People's Republic of China which has engaged in a "dollar diplomacy".
Burkina Faso had terminated relations with Taipei first in 1973 but restored them in 1994.
Around a dozen other airlines including Air Canada, Air France, British Airways and Germany's Lufthansa list Taiwan as a Chinese territory, though it is unclear when they started referring to the island that way.
"I want to emphasize again that China's pressure will only lead to Taiwan's ties with its partners in the worldwide community getting closer". Tsai's ruling Democratic Progressive Party says it wants stable relations with China, but hasn't followed Tsai's predecessor, Ma Ying-jeou, in endorsing the "one China" principle.