UNITED STATES/CHINA: Now that Nancy Pelosi has concluded her Taiwan visit and returned home after ensuring the Taiwanese democracy with US support and solidarity, China has expressed mistrust and irksome responses.
As per local media reports, Chinese Fighter Jets have crosses the Taiwan Strait as soon as Pelosi left for the US. “China’s Su-35 fighter jets are crossing the Taiwan Straits,” reported the local media.
Taiwan vowed on Wednesday to boost security against possible intrusions by “overseas powers”, including cyber attacks, as tensions with China rise following a visit by Pelosi to the self-ruled island.
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying, was quoted by Chinese media saying, “While claiming the US cannot stand idly to China’s affairs, it stands idly by over its human rights problems, the wellbeing of its people.”
China has expressed its anger in tangible policies and sanctions by imposing a ban on citrus fruits and fresh imports from Taiwan over alleged reports of “detection” of excessive pesticide residue and positive COVID-19 tests on packages.
In a separate notice, the Ministry also said that it would place a ban on the export of natural sand to Taiwan from Wednesday, without providing any further details.
On top of these latest sanctions, Taipei’s Council of Agriculture said on Tuesday that China had cited regulatory bans on the import of other Taiwanese products like honey, fisheries and tea.
Moreover, Chinese authorities have also planned live-fire military drills encircling Taiwan, in a move. Taipei’s Defence Ministry said, it gravely threatened the island’s key ports and urban areas.
At some points, the zone of Chinese operations will come within 20 kilometres (12.4 miles) of Taiwan’s shoreline, according to coordinates shared by the People’s Liberation Army.
Highly disdainful of US interference in Taiwan’s business, China conducted military drills near Taiwan’s shores to let their mistrust and dissatisfaction known. Meanwhile, South East Asian foreign ministers will seek ways to help quell the diplomatic storm over Taiwan at regional talks today.
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