China has raised the level of retaliation for the Taiwan visit of House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Suspension of cooperation mechanisms with WashingtonSanctions against the president of the US Legislature and the passage of ships and aircraft in the middle of the Formosa Strait.
Two days after the veteran politician’s controversial trip, Beijing announced eight measures. suspension of cooperation on matters such as the judiciary climate changetalks on the return of illegal immigrants, criminal justice assistance, the fight against transnational crime and the fight against climate change.
It also canceled phone calls between military command leaders and working meetings of the defense portfolios of both powers and the Military Maritime Security Consultative Mechanism.
These cancellations mean that a mechanism of trust no longer exists between the armed forces of both superpowers at a time when tensions in the Taiwan Strait have been at a level not seen since the 1990s.
The Asian country made the decision public just an hour after it imposed sanctions on Pelosi and her relatives. For “ignoring his anxiety and fierce opposition” to China’s trip and “undermining the sovereignty and territorial integrity” of the Asian country.
The measures currently include banning Pelosi and her partners from entering China, without providing further details.
A “punishment” for the entire planet
In addition, China has also called in the past few hours. European diplomatic representativesTo the statements made by the G7 Foreign Ministers from the European Union, Japan and Canada on Taiwan.
Ministers on Thursday asked Beijing to refrain from using Pelosi’s recent visit as “an excuse to conduct aggressive military action in the Taiwan Strait”.
The United States Government defined this Friday as:irresponsible“China ceases cooperation in various fields”vitalLike climate change, in retaliation for US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan this week.
White House National Security Council Communications Coordinator John Kirby said that with this measure, Beijing not only punished the United States, but also “to the whole world“.
He pointed out that currently the “biggest emitter of pollutants” refuses to cooperate in implementing “important” decisions to tackle the climate crisis and, in fact, affect US partners such as the Pacific islands. sea, fires in Europe. Kirby, on the other hand, condemned the incident. China’s sanctions on Pelosi and relatives for his trip to Taiwan.
“I’ll say it over and over again, he had the right to go, and in the past a spokesman for the lower house had visited Taiwan and several members of Congress, including this year, without incident,” the spokesperson said.