World · August 5, 2022

China stops military, climate talks with the US in retaliation for Pelosi’s visit

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China suspended all planned discussions with the United States on key international issues in retaliation against the visit of the US Congressional delegation to Taiwan.

Beijing on Friday announced that the Chinese Communist Party was canceling all discussions on climate change, drug networks and military action.

China attributed the decision to Congress delegation from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and their trip to the island of Taiwan.

“The cancellation also sent a clear signal to the United States that the Chinese side will never accept that the United States blatantly damages China-US relations without suffering any consequences,” said US scholar Lü Xiang of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. social Sciences.

A fighter jet flies in the direction of Taiwan as seen from the 68-nautical-mile viewpoint, mainland China's closest point to the island of Taiwan, in Pingtan, southeastern Fujian province, on Friday, August 5, 2022.

A fighter jet flies in the direction of Taiwan as seen from the 68-nautical-mile viewpoint, mainland China’s closest point to the island of Taiwan, in Pingtan, southeastern Fujian province, on Friday, August 5, 2022.
(Photo AP / Ng Han Guan)

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Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan He praised Taiwan’s “democratic values” and “self-government” and assured the Taiwanese that the United States would uphold its mutual security interests in the region.

Chinese protesters snatch an American flag outside the United States Consulate General in Hong Kong on Wednesday, August 3, 2022.

Chinese protesters snatch an American flag outside the United States Consulate General in Hong Kong on Wednesday, August 3, 2022.
(Anthony Kwan / Getty Images)

Taiwan Air Force Mirage fighter jets roll over a runway at an airbase in Hsinchu, Taiwan on Friday, August 5, 2022.

Taiwan Air Force Mirage fighter jets roll over a runway at an airbase in Hsinchu, Taiwan on Friday, August 5, 2022.
(Photo AP / Johnson Lai)

The People’s Republic of China has long claimed sovereignty over Taiwan and the Taiwan Strait, the relatively narrow strip of ocean between the island of Taiwan and mainland China. The Chinese military has frequently sent aircraft to the area, testing Taiwan’s air defense zone.

The United States has no official relations with Taiwan, also known as the Republic of China, and maintains a “One China” policy that recognizes the People’s Republic of China as a legitimate successor nation.

The White House has repeatedly tried to calm the escalation of hostility surrounding Pelosi’s trip, but senior CCP officials remain angered.

On Thursday, August 4, 2022, the Chinese military launched missiles into the water off eastern Taiwan, in response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on a visit to the island.

On Thursday, August 4, 2022, the Chinese military launched missiles into the water off eastern Taiwan, in response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on a visit to the island.
(Chinese Army)

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Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke to reporters about the recent congressional delegation to Taiwan on Thursday, trying to smooth out the visit.

Blinken spoke to Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday in Cambodia. Before reporters were escorted out of the conference room to allow leaders a moment of discussion behind closed doors, Blinken paused to touch on a related topic.

Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan, left, speaks with Secretary of State Antony Blinken during a US ministerial meeting at the Sokha Hotel in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Thursday, August 4, 2022.

Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan, left, speaks with Secretary of State Antony Blinken during a US ministerial meeting at the Sokha Hotel in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Thursday, August 4, 2022.
(Photo AP / Andrew Harnik, Pool)

“I want to talk about the recent Taiwan activity because I know it’s on a lot of people’s minds,” Blinken said. “The United States continues to have an unwavering interest in peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait. We oppose any unilateral effort to change the status quo, especially by force.”