China-Taiwan tensions Live Updates: Pelosi’s visit peaceful, but Beijing launched 11 ballistic missiles, says Blinken

China Taiwan Tensions Live Updates: However, amid China’s military exercises in the Taiwan Strait, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Saturday that: US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Visit to Taipei peaceful, Beijing launched 11 ballistic missiles. Blinken’s comment follows reports that Chinese planes and warships practiced for an attack on Taiwan on Saturday. Earlier in the day, the deputy head of the Taiwan Defense Ministry’s research and development unit was found dead in a hotel room. Reuters message citing local media.

Meanwhile, an angry Beijing announced on Friday: it stopped dialogue with the US in a number of areasincluding between top military commanders, on climate change and exchanges on countering cross-border crime and drug trafficking, all moves Washington called “irresponsible.”

As far as India concerned, impact likely to be minimal, according to Reserve Bank governor Shaktikanta Das. The governor said Taiwan accounts for only 0.7 percent of India’s total trade and the island’s capital flows are not very high either. “…as for India, you know, our trade with Taiwan is minuscule. It’s about 0.7 percent of our total trade. So therefore, the impact on India is expected to be very, very, very negligible,” the governor said.

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