China imposes sanctions on U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi over Taiwan visit

China has decided to sanction U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her immediate family in response to her “vicious” and “provocative” actions, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Friday. “Despite China’s serious concerns and firm opposition, Pelosi insisted on visiting Taiwan, seriously interfering in China’s internal affairs, undermining China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,… Read More China imposes sanctions on U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi over Taiwan visit

China halts cooperation with U.S. on military, climate talks

China announced on Friday it was halting dialogue with the United States in a number of areas, including between theater-level military commanders and on climate talks, in an escalating furore over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. China’s foreign ministry said it was also suspending cooperation with Washington on prevention of cross-border crime and… Read More China halts cooperation with U.S. on military, climate talks

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi leaves Taiwan following meeting with Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi left Taiwan on Wednesday after pledging solidarity and hailing its democracy, leaving a trail of Chinese anger over her brief visit to the self-ruled island that Beijing claims as its own. China demonstrated its outrage over the highest-level U.S. visit to the island in 25 years with a… Read More U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi leaves Taiwan following meeting with Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrives in Taiwan amid China warnings

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in Taiwan late on Tuesday on a trip she said demonstrates American solidarity with the Chinese-claimed self-ruled island, but China condemned this first such visit in 25 years as a threat to peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait. Pelosi and the rest of her delegation disembarked… Read More U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrives in Taiwan amid China warnings

China’s President Xi Jinping issues warning over Taiwan in virtual meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden

Chinese leader Xi Jinping warned against playing with fire over Taiwan in a call with U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday, highlighting Beijing’s concerns about a possible visit to the Chinese-claimed island by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. “Those who play with fire will perish by it,” China’s foreign ministry quoted Xi as telling Biden… Read More China’s President Xi Jinping issues warning over Taiwan in virtual meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden

China says it drove away U.S. destroyer that sailed near disputed isles in South China Sea

A U.S. destroyer sailed near the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea on Wednesday, drawing an angry reaction from Beijing, which said its military had “driven away” the ship after it illegally entered territorial waters. The United States regularly carries out what it calls Freedom of Navigation Operations in the South China Sea… Read More China says it drove away U.S. destroyer that sailed near disputed isles in South China Sea

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Saturday he had discussed Russian aggression in Ukraine during more than five hours of talks with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, and raised concerns over Beijing’s alignment with Moscow. Both diplomats described their first in-person talks since October as “candid”, with the meeting taking place a day… Read More U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi

U.S. President Joe Biden says willing to use force to defend Taiwan against China

U.S. President Joe Biden said on Monday he would be willing to use force to defend Taiwan against Chinese aggression in a comment that seemed to stretch the limits of the ambiguous U.S. policy towards the self-ruled island. While Washington is required by law to provide Taiwan with the means to defend itself, it has… Read More U.S. President Joe Biden says willing to use force to defend Taiwan against China