Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Furious over Taiwan, China freezes US relations; China cuts off US talks on issues from climate to drugs after Pelosi Taiwan trip; China will refuse to take back illegal immigrants in retaliation for Pelosi visit

Furious over Taiwan, China freezes US relations
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi may no longer be in Taiwan, but the mess she helped create continues to hover over the democratically ruled island.
China has reacted to Pelosi’s trip with far more than the customary angry rhetoric. Hundreds of Taiwanese food imports have been suspended, the website of Taiwan’s presidential office was hacked and taken offline (presumably by China), and the People’s Liberation Army has effectively surrounded Taiwan as it conducts multiday military drills. Chinese warplanes and ships have crossed the designated median line in the Taiwan Strait on multiple occasions, and at least 11 ballistic missiles were fired into waters near Taiwan’s coast, with at least one overflying the main island and landing in Japan’s exclusive economic zone. Beijing is demonstrating to Taipei and its benefactors, namely Washington, that it possesses the capability to use force if necessary.
The Biden administration has spent days condemning China’s military actions as escalatory and wholly unnecessary. However, in international relations, what the other side thinks is equally relevant. And it’s abundantly obvious that, yes, China did, in fact, view Pelosi’s Taiwan sojourn as a big deal and one more indication of Washington chipping away at the "One China" policy, which has maintained the peace in Taiwan Strait relations for decades. Pelosi has failed to explain the national security justifications for her trip adequately and why she thinks it was worth the cost of adding ice to the already cold U.S.-China relationship. --->READ MORE HERE
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China cuts off US talks on issues from climate to drugs after Pelosi Taiwan trip:
The Chinese government announced on Friday it would be canceling or suspending talks with the US on issues ranging from climate change to military relations and anti-drug efforts in retaliation for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi leading a congressional delegation to Taiwan earlier in the week.
The announcement by Beijing stopped short of interrupting economic and trade talks, where it is looking to Biden to lift tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump on imports from China. But it sets back any hope for a substantial improvement in ties and raises the possibility of further misunderstandings leading to a larger crisis.
China’s Foreign Ministry said dialogue between American and Chinese regional commanders and defense department heads would be canceled, along with talks on military maritime safety. Cooperation on returning illegal immigrants, criminal investigations, transnational crime, illegal drugs and climate change will be suspended, the ministry said.
China’s actions come ahead of a key congress of the ruling Communist Party later this year at which President Xi Jinping is expected to obtain a third five-year term as party leader. With the economy stumbling, the party has stoked nationalism and issued near-daily attacks on the government of Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, which refuses to recognize Taiwan as part of China. --->READ MORE HERE
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