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Taiwan Visit: China Halts Climate, Military Ties With US; Sanctions Pelosi by HonNL: 1:27pm On Aug 05
China scraps cooperation with US over Taiwan spat

China said Friday it was ending cooperation with the United States on a litany of key issues including climate change, anti-drug efforts and military talks, as relations between the two superpowers nosedive over the island of Taiwan.

Beijing has reacted furiously to a visit by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the island, which it claims as its territory and has vowed to retake, by force if necessary.

It has since Thursday encircled the self-ruled, democratic island with a series of huge military drills that have been roundly condemned by the United States and other Western allies.

And Friday saw its foreign ministry hit back further against the United States, suspending talks and cooperation on multiple agreements between the two -- including on fighting climate change.

The world's two largest polluters last year pledged to work together to accelerate climate action this decade, and vowed to meet regularly to "address the climate crisis".

But that deal looks shaky as relations sink to some of their lowest levels in years, as do agreements on everything from talks on military matters to anti-drug cooperation.

Pelosi -- who was also hit with sanctions by Beijing for the visit -- has defended her trip to Taiwan, saying Friday that Washington would "not allow" China to isolate the island.

Taiwan has also condemned Beijing's furious response to the visit, with premier Su Tseng-chang calling for allies to push for de-escalation.

"(We) didn't expect that the evil neighbour next door would show off its power at our door and arbitrarily jeopardise the busiest waterways in the world with its military exercises," he told reporters.

'Our motherland is powerful'
Beijing has said its military exercises will continue until midday Sunday, and Taipei reported that Chinese fighter jets and ships crossed the "median line" that runs down the Taiwan Strait on Friday morning.

"As of 11 am, multiple batches of Chinese warplanes and warships conducted exercises around the Taiwan Strait and crossed the median line of the strait," Taipei's defence ministry said in a statement.

AFP journalists on the Chinese island of Pingtan saw a fighter jet flying overhead, prompting tourists to snap photos as it flew along the coast.

A Chinese military vessel was also visible sailing through the Taiwan Strait, they added.

China's drills involved a "conventional missile firepower assault" in waters to the east of Taiwan, the Chinese military said.

And state broadcaster CCTV reported that Chinese missiles had flown directly over Taiwan -- a major escalation if officially confirmed.

On the Chinese island of Pingtan, local tourists proudly extolled their country's military might against its much smaller neighbour.

"Our motherland is powerful. We are not afraid of having war with Taiwan, the US or any country in the world," Liu, a 40-year-old tourist from Zhejiang province, told AFP.

"We hope to unify Taiwan soon. We are not scared of anyone," he added.

"Our country is powerful. We don't want to start a war, but we are not afraid of others."

'Significant escalation'
China's ruling Communist Party views Taiwan as part of its territory and has vowed to one day take it, by force if necessary.

But the scale and intensity of the drills have triggered outrage in the United States and other democracies.

"These provocative actions are a significant escalation," Blinken said after talks with Southeast Asian foreign ministers in Phnom Penh.

"The fact is, the speaker's visit was peaceful. There is no justification for this extreme, disproportionate and escalatory military response," he added.

Japan lodged a formal diplomatic complaint against Beijing, with five of China's missiles believed to have landed in its exclusive economic zone.

And Australia -- which has a troubled relationship with China, its largest trading partner -- condemned the drills as "disproportionate and destabilising".

The manoeuvres are taking place along some of the world's busiest shipping routes, used to disseminate the global supply of vital semiconductors and electronic equipment produced in East Asia.

SOURCE

In disregard of China’s grave concerns and firm opposition, Speaker of the U.S .House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi insisted on visiting China’s Taiwan region. This constitutes a gross interference in China’s internal affairs. It gravely undermines China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, seriously tramples on the one-China principle, and severely threatens peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait. In response to Pelosi’s egregious provocation, China decides to adopt sanctions on Pelosi and her immediate family members in accordance with relevant laws of the People’s Republic of China.

SOURCE

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Re: Taiwan Visit: China Halts Climate, Military Ties With US; Sanctions Pelosi by dangermouse(m): 1:39pm On Aug 05
The yearnings of Freedom would always triumph over opression and the oppressors.

China should bring it on!

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Re: Taiwan Visit: China Halts Climate, Military Ties With US; Sanctions Pelosi by Scammerr(m): 1:46pm On Aug 05
USA ni baba won. Over to thiefnubu slaves, highly ignorant domestic apparitions .

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Re: Taiwan Visit: China Halts Climate, Military Ties With US; Sanctions Pelosi by datola: 1:46pm On Aug 05
Hmmm...

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Re: Taiwan Visit: China Halts Climate, Military Ties With US; Sanctions Pelosi by Atarakpa: 1:47pm On Aug 05
This us guys Sabi find small trouble. For China small Yash dey shake.

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Re: Taiwan Visit: China Halts Climate, Military Ties With US; Sanctions Pelosi by Kingpin1000: 1:47pm On Aug 05
Anyone who thinks things will get better is not a Christian or does not read his/her bible.
Things will only get worse until Jesus comes.
What was the reason for Nancy Pelosi's visit, I guess to stir up trouble.
They will soon start blaming China but China gave them their last warning which was still used to mock China.

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Re: Taiwan Visit: China Halts Climate, Military Ties With US; Sanctions Pelosi by stano2(m): 1:47pm On Aug 05
Okay…Bubu is doing worst here

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Re: Taiwan Visit: China Halts Climate, Military Ties With US; Sanctions Pelosi by tunjijones(m): 1:47pm On Aug 05
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Re: Taiwan Visit: China Halts Climate, Military Ties With US; Sanctions Pelosi by Enddy50ty(m): 1:47pm On Aug 05
China needs America more than America needs China

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Re: Taiwan Visit: China Halts Climate, Military Ties With US; Sanctions Pelosi by tiswell(m): 1:47pm On Aug 05
chinko don vex grin

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Re: Taiwan Visit: China Halts Climate, Military Ties With US; Sanctions Pelosi by IbomFinest: 1:47pm On Aug 05
Chinese government is just making a mockery of themselves grin

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Re: Taiwan Visit: China Halts Climate, Military Ties With US; Sanctions Pelosi by Uprightness100(m): 1:47pm On Aug 05
Their so called climate change is a scam. The Ferocious changes in the Weather patterns are the Signs of the Imminent return of JESUS Christ. Nothing more! Nothing less!
Don't let them deceive you. There is nothing any nation, organization, expert or technology can do about the weather pattern .

Ladies and Gentlemen, Just look around the world
So much Bible Prophecies happening at once
The Prophetic Stage Has Been Set…
Things are not falling apart; they are falling into place..
This World is about to go Gaga!
We are living in Injury time.

JESUS Christ is Coming!!
Get Ready! Get ready! Be Ready !!

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Re: Taiwan Visit: China Halts Climate, Military Ties With US; Sanctions Pelosi by sukkot: 1:48pm On Aug 05
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Re: Taiwan Visit: China Halts Climate, Military Ties With US; Sanctions Pelosi by kokkubabboni421(m): 1:48pm On Aug 05
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Re: Taiwan Visit: China Halts Climate, Military Ties With US; Sanctions Pelosi by bestman09(m): 1:48pm On Aug 05
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China should rest abeg. Taiwan should be allowed to rule their fatherland. Is it by force?


Even Pelosi no even send them. She know say dem go cool down after all the gra gra

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Re: Taiwan Visit: China Halts Climate, Military Ties With US; Sanctions Pelosi by Abass07(m): 1:49pm On Aug 05
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Re: Taiwan Visit: China Halts Climate, Military Ties With US; Sanctions Pelosi by sofeo(m): 1:49pm On Aug 05
Ok, they will settle it within themselves, by the time they did, we won't even know.

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Re: Taiwan Visit: China Halts Climate, Military Ties With US; Sanctions Pelosi by Chiedu4Trump: 1:49pm On Aug 05
Who cares?

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Re: Taiwan Visit: China Halts Climate, Military Ties With US; Sanctions Pelosi by SIMONEKPA7: 1:49pm On Aug 05
grin grin grin grin grin grin grin smiley
Small Yansh de shake o.
Fukkk China and all its sympathizers... God bless America, The God Nation

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Re: Taiwan Visit: China Halts Climate, Military Ties With US; Sanctions Pelosi by Lawrry(m): 1:49pm On Aug 05
He shock you?
Re: Taiwan Visit: China Halts Climate, Military Ties With US; Sanctions Pelosi by bichopsofcassa: 1:49pm On Aug 05
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Re: Taiwan Visit: China Halts Climate, Military Ties With US; Sanctions Pelosi by Entanglement: 1:49pm On Aug 05
I thought they will start sending bombs to Taiwan grin

China just like formal govt wike, a barking dog grin

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Re: Taiwan Visit: China Halts Climate, Military Ties With US; Sanctions Pelosi by Warldbest(m): 1:50pm On Aug 05
Abeg china should not further disgrace themselves

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Re: Taiwan Visit: China Halts Climate, Military Ties With US; Sanctions Pelosi by TechtraGadgets: 1:50pm On Aug 05
dangermouse:
The yearnings of Freedom would always triumph over opression and the oppressors.

China should bring it on!

What stupid freedom? Taiwan is and has always been a part of China. No country in the world, including the US, recognises Taiwan as an independent country.

The US suddenly has interest in a sovereign Taiwan because most of the chips used in Smartphones and modern cars come from TSMC in Taiwan.

Pull your head out of the butthole of woke american narcissists like Pelosi and the American media.

Side note, Sri Lanka destroyed it's economy by buying into the bullshit climate change gospel from the west. Hopefully, Africa doesn't make the same mistake.

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Re: Taiwan Visit: China Halts Climate, Military Ties With US; Sanctions Pelosi by Lovenorth: 1:50pm On Aug 05
I like the way China is approaching US, this Taiwan so-called president should be very careful with the most powerful country on earth. China has the ability to smoke them out in less than an hour.

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Re: Taiwan Visit: China Halts Climate, Military Ties With US; Sanctions Pelosi by LordGuru1: 1:50pm On Aug 05
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Re: Taiwan Visit: China Halts Climate, Military Ties With US; Sanctions Pelosi by Guyman01: 1:51pm On Aug 05
Non of those major industrialized countries care about climate change, it's on Africa that they are imposing that mantra, all of them still operates coal power plants

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Re: Taiwan Visit: China Halts Climate, Military Ties With US; Sanctions Pelosi by obedience4(m): 1:51pm On Aug 05
Who cares what China thinks..China is wise enough not to start a Major conflict knowing fully well its economy is way too tied to the West

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