China sanctions Pelosi and suspends cooperation with the United States

Two days after the veteran politician’s controversial trip, Beijing announced eight measures. These include the suspension of cooperation in judicial matters, climate change and the repatriation of illegal immigrants.

China has raised the level of its retaliation for Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, with actions that include suspending cooperation mechanisms with Washington. In addition, sanctions against the Speaker of the United States Legislative Assembly and the crossing of ships and aircraft from the center line of the Strait of Formosa.

Two days after official’s controversial tripBeijing announced eight measures, including the suspension of cooperation in judicial matters.

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In addition, the repatriation of illegal immigrants, criminal legal assistance, the fight against transnational crime and talks on the fight against climate change.

China also canceled phone calls between heads of military commands and working meetings between the Defense portfolios of the two powers, as well as those of the Military Maritime Security Consultation Mechanism.

The cancellations represent a breach of trust between the armed forces of the two superpowers, at a time when tension levels in the Taiwan Strait are at levels not seen since the 1990s.

The Asian country made the decision public an hour after imposing sanctions on Pelosi and those closest to him. This, for “having ignored China’s concern and firm opposition” to his trip, and for “having undermined sovereignty and territorial integrity”.

The measures include a ban on entry into China for Pelosi and his associates, with no further details at this time.

In addition, In the last hours, China summoned diplomatic representatives from Europe, the European Union, Japan and Canada for statements made by G7 foreign ministers regarding Taiwan.

The ministers called on Beijing to refrain from using Pelosi’s recent visit as “a pretext for aggressive military action across the Taiwan Strait.

Meanwhile, Taiwan said up to 68 aircraft and 13 Chinese military ships continued to operate in the strait. They claimed that some of them crossed the middle line of the Strait of Formosa during the second day of military maneuvers initiated by Beijing.

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