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0826, 05 Aug 22

China Cuts Ties

Oh boy… this isn’t good.

An enraged China has halted dialogue with the US on climate change, military issues and anti-drug work in retaliation for Nancy Pelosi’s ‘provocative’ Taiwan visit as diplomatic tensions reached boiling point.

 

Earlier, Beijing decided to sanction House of Representatives Speaker Pelosi and her immediate family in response to her ‘vicious’ actions and after their military fired 11 ballistic missiles into the Taiwan Strait – with five landing in Japan’s exclusion zone – and surrounded the island.

 

‘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, trampling on the one-China policy, and threatening the peace and stability of the Taiwan Strait,’ a foreign ministry spokesperson said in a statement.

 

It comes as it emerged that the White House summoned Chinese ambassador Qin Gang on Thursday to condemn escalating actions against Taiwan and reiterate that the United States does not want a crisis in the region.

 

The Biden administration has thrown their support behind Pelosi’s trip as a way to promote democracy in Taiwan and have criticized Beijing’s ‘sabre rattling’ and ‘unnecessary’ military drills.

 

‘After China’s actions overnight, we summoned Ambassador Qin Gang to the White House to démarche  him about (China’s) provocative actions,’ White House spokesman John Kirby told the Washington Post. A démarche is a protest through diplomatic channels.

 

‘We condemned the PRC’s military actions, which are irresponsible and at odds with our long-standing goal of maintaining peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait.’

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0826, 05 August 2022

8 Comments

  1. Jason

    Biden has already shown the world he is impotent when dealing with Russia… why would China give him one moment of consideration.

  2. Merlin

    China has yet to learn that American politicians can be readily rented or leased, but are notoriously difficult to purchase outright. That Old Joe couldn’t persuade Queen Nancy to simply overfly Taiwan on her way from Malaysia to South Korea tells the Chinese that either the price of Old Joe’s influence has gone way up or someone other than The Biden Family is actually in charge. Pretty obvious that odds favor the latter.

    Face saving is important to the Chinese and the world just watched Pelosi figuratively piss on Xi’s shoes. The ambassador’s summons to the WH was for a dressing down over China’s militaristic response? Not likely. Old Joe doesn’t hold that kind of juice abroad. More likely it was a private groveling session. If China has determined that the Bidens no longer offer a future ROI, the real danger to The Biden Family is that China’s response could be to semi-discreetly expose their influence peddling through European press. China can always saber-rattle for show, but leasing a new set of American politicians through a regime change is still cheaper than actual warfare. Just pay the right people.

  3. dad29

    OR………China could continue the war on the US that it began with the release of CoVid. China makes a very large percentage of US O-T-C pharmaceuticals, and their cut of batteries is also very large. Should they make shipping difficult, TSMC might not be able to move their chips out of Taiwan to US manufacturers (automobiles and nearly everything else) and/or Korean manufacturers–appliances, autos.

    China figured out that the Capitalist Pigs did, indeed, sell them the rope with which China can hang us. Sure hope that Chrysler and Freddy Stratton are happy!

    And that stupid broad’s vanity-trip was all they needed to go to Part Two of the war.

  4. dad29

    Ah, so!! China will no longer export quartz-sand to Taiwan. Chips, A-GONE!!

  5. MjM

    China has halted dialogue with the US on climate change…

    OH NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  6. Jason

    >China has halted dialogue with the US on climate change…

    Just think how apoplectic the media and the Left Justice Warriors would have been if this had happened three years ago!

  7. Mar

    Meanwhile John Kerry and Al Gore are crying in their huge mansions, private jets and yachts.

  8. Kevin Scheunemann

    I want reparations from those that were dumb enough to vote for Biden….

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