Taiwan Visit: China Halts Climate, Military Ties With US; Sanctions Pelosi (video)

China said Friday it was ending cooperation with the United States on a litany of key issues including climate change, anti-drug efforts and military talks, as relations between the two superpowers nosedive over the island of Taiwan. Beijing has reacted furiously to a visit by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the island, which it claims as its territory and has vowed to retake, by force if necessary. It has since Thursday encircled the self-ruled, democratic island with a series of huge military drills that have been roundly condemned by…

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China hits Taiwan with trade restrictions after Pelosi visit

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has left Taiwan after a one-day visit that has infuriated China. During her short trip, Pelosi met President Tsai Ing-wen and members of Taiwan’s parliament, assuring them of continued US support for the self-ruled island.China, which claims Taiwan as its own, has announced “targeted military operations” and live-fire drills around the island in response. Tsai has slammed the drills as “unnecessary”, while Japan has expressed concern saying the areas to be used for the exercises overlap with its exclusive economic zone. China has suspended some trade with Taiwan…

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China Heightens Warning to US Over Possible Pelosi Visit to Taiwan

China has issued stark private warnings to the Biden administration about a possible trip to Taiwan in August by U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the Financial Times reported on Saturday. The report cited six people familiar with the Chinese warnings as saying they were significantly stronger than the threats that Beijing has made in the past when it was unhappy with U.S. actions or policy on Taiwan, which is claimed by China. The private rhetoric suggested a possible military response, the Financial Times cited several people familiar with…

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