China-US tension: US House of Representatives Speaker Nance Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan has heightened tension in US-China relations. China has halted cooperation with the US in several key areas, including climate change, military talks and efforts to combat transnational crime. Beijing has also announced a ban on Pelosi and her family.
China’s Foreign Ministry on Thursday announced “further retaliatory measures against the US,” including the Sino-US Theater Commander Dialogue, the Sino-US Defense Policy Coordination Dialogue (DPCT) and the Sino-US Military Maritime Advisory Agreement (MMCA). including cancellation of meetings.
The ministry announced the suspension of Sino-US cooperation in the repatriation of illegal immigrants, legal aid in criminal cases and crackdown on international crimes, ending cooperation against narcotics and canceling Sino-US talks on climate change. Pelosi, 82, arrived on the self-governing island on Tuesday (August 2), defying all warnings from China to provoke China. She is the highest-ranking US official to visit Taiwan in the past 25 years.
This move is against Pelosi and her family
China’s foreign ministry issued a statement Friday announcing the sanctions against Pelosi and her family. “In response to Pelosi’s serious provocation, China has decided to impose sanctions on Pelosi and her family in accordance with relevant laws of the People’s Republic of China,” the statement said. Under these restrictions, Pelosi and her family will not be able to travel to China.
China considers Taiwan as its part
Interestingly, China regards Taiwan as part of its core role and opposes relations with foreign governments. After Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, China summoned the US ambassador to Beijing, Chris Burns, and registered strong protests. Along with this, Dragon announced four days of extensive military exercises in the Taiwan Strait area.