5 Aug 2022 6:19 p.m
Chinese authorities have suspended military and criminal cooperation with the US in response to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. Beijing also announced that it would impose sanctions on Pelosi itself.
Beijing has canceled a working meeting between representatives of the Chinese and US military ministries in response to the visit of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan. This comes from a Explanation on the website of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
China is also suspending cooperation with the US on repatriation of illegal immigrants, mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, the fight against cross-border crime and the fight against drugs. China also canceled talks at the regional military command level between China and the United States.
Beijing also promised to impose sanctions on Pelosi and her loved ones.
Pelosi’s special flight landed in Taiwan on August 2, despite Beijing’s objections. Upon exiting the plane, the Speaker of the US House of Representatives said the US delegation’s main objective was to support Taiwan’s “vibrant and dynamic” democracy. On August 3, the politician left the country.
In response to the visit, China launched a massive military exercise in Taiwan’s waters. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi described Pelosi’s visit as a “blatant deliberate provocation” that had been pre-planned by the US side.
Moscow also condemned Pelosi’s visit. According to Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov, tensions in the region and around Taiwan were “artificially provoked”. He realized:
“It was a completely unnecessary visit and an unnecessary provocation.”
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