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China halts US cooperation after Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan

China has halted ties with the United States on a range of critical issues, from talks on the climate crisis to dialogue between their militaries, following the visit by the US House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, to Taiwan.

The announcement of the countermeasures came as Beijing conducted military drills surrounding the island of Taiwan. Earlier, China announced sanctions against Pelosi and her direct family members. Beijing called Pelosi’s visit “vicious and provocative actions”.

The cancelled interactions ranged from climate talks, to dialogues between the leaders of Chinese and US military theatres, to the working meeting of Chinese and US defence ministries and consultation mechanism on maritime military safety between the countries.

Tensions are running high in the Taiwan strait. The military drills have forced a number of vessels to reroute their journeys, causing disruptions to the regional – and global – economies. On average, 240 commercial ships have passed through the maritime zones each day over the past week, according to Lloyd’s List Intelligence data.

Earlier, the US condemned China’s launch of ballistic missiles around Taiwan during live-fire exercises as an “overreaction”, as multiple Chinese ships and planes again crossed the median line.

On Friday, Taiwan’s Ministry of Defence announced that multiple China’s People’s Liberation Army ships and planes had crossed the median line during the morning. The ministry said it had dispatched aircraft and ships and deployed land-based missile systems to monitor the situation.

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China halts US cooperation after Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan

China has halted ties with the United States on a range of critical issues, from talks on the climate crisis to dialogue between their militaries, following the visit by the US House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, to Taiwan.

The announcement of the countermeasures came as Beijing conducted military drills surrounding the island of Taiwan. Earlier, China announced sanctions against Pelosi and her direct family members. Beijing called Pelosi’s visit “vicious and provocative actions”.

The cancelled interactions ranged from climate talks, to dialogues between the leaders of Chinese and US military theatres, to the working meeting of Chinese and US defence ministries and consultation mechanism on maritime military safety between the countries.

Tensions are running high in the Taiwan strait. The military drills have forced a number of vessels to reroute their journeys, causing disruptions to the regional – and global – economies. On average, 240 commercial ships have passed through the maritime zones each day over the past week, according to Lloyd’s List Intelligence data.

Earlier, the US condemned China’s launch of ballistic missiles around Taiwan during live-fire exercises as an “overreaction”, as multiple Chinese ships and planes again crossed the median line.

On Friday, Taiwan’s Ministry of Defence announced that multiple China’s People’s Liberation Army ships and planes had crossed the median line during the morning. The ministry said it had dispatched aircraft and ships and deployed land-based missile systems to monitor the situation.

More details soon …

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