China and Taiwan: Beijing suspends cooperation with Washington on a number of issues in response to Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan

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China announced the suspension of its cooperation with the United States on a number of major issues, in response to a visit by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan.

In defiance of Chinese threats, Pelosi arrived Tuesday evening in Taiwan, becoming the most senior US official to visit the island in years, angering China, which in turn announced major military operations around Taiwan, which China says is affiliated with it, and pledges to restore it by force if necessary.

For its part, Taiwan declares itself a democratic and self-governing island.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry vowed to suspend climate change talks and military dialogue, as well as cooperation on crime, drugs and illegal immigration with the United States.