China suspends cooperation agreements with the US and sanctions Pelosi in retaliation for her trip to Taiwan

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China announced this Friday new retaliation against the US for the recent trip to Taiwan by the president of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi.

Beijing has suspended cooperation with the US in key areas such as the fight against climate change, military talks and efforts against international crime.

It also imposed sanctions on Pelosi, the third-highest US official, and her immediate family members for having “disregarded the concern and strong opposition” of the Xi Jinping government to her visit to Taiwan this week and “undermined the sovereignty and territorial integrity” of China, according to an official statement.

The Chinese executive accused the delegation and Pelosi, the highest-ranking US politician to visit Taiwan in 25 years, of “appalling provocations.”

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