White House summons Chinese envoy to protest provocations, Beijing issues threat | World News

The White House on Friday summoned the Chinese ambassador to protest Beijing’s provocative actions, national security spokesman John Kirby said. Amid mounting tensions with China over US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, US officials told the envoy that China’s military actions are irresponsible and contrary to maintaining peace and stability in the country. Taiwan Strait.

Some time ago, China said it was canceling or suspending dialogue with the United States on a range of issues, from climate change to military relations and anti-drug efforts, in retaliation for this week’s visit.

China’s top diplomat Wang Yi said the US has no right to make another mistake by allowing another Speaker of the House of Representatives to visit Taiwan. “The Speaker of the US House, Nancy Pelosi, ignored the strong opposition from China. It is brutal that they have visited the Taiwan area in China. It has seriously affected China’s sovereignty and disrupted our internal affairs,” the Chinese foreign minister said.

Taiwan’s Ministry of Defense said a total of 68 Chinese military aircraft and 13 naval vessels were carrying out missions in the sensitive Taiwan Strait and some of them “deliberately” crossed an unofficial buffer separating the two sides.

According to reports, US officials have made it clear to the envoy that the United States is prepared for what Beijing chooses to do.

China went on to say that more than 100 warplanes and 10 warships have participated in the live-fire military exercises around Taiwan in the past two days, while announcing mostly symbolic sanctions against Pelosi and her family during her visit to Taiwan, which China considers its territory .

(With input from the agency)


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