Beijing withdraws from climate talks with Washington

Four days after Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, China continues to deploy an arsenal of retaliatory weapons. On Friday, August 5, Beijing announced its withdrawal from several topics of cooperation with the United States, notably on the return of illegal immigrants, drug smuggling, as well as the climate. doomed decision “Irresponsible” by Washington, which believes Beijing is overreacting to Ms.I Pelosi. The House speaker is the highest-ranking American to visit Taiwan in twenty-five years, an insult to Beijing, which claims its sovereignty over the independent and democratic island.

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Beijing also announced more symbolic sanctions against Mr.I Pelosi and his family have been conducting large-scale military exercises around Taiwan since August 4. On Thursday, at least one Chinese missile flew over the island, a rare provocation. On Saturday, August 6, Taiwanese authorities announced that they had spotted “multiple” Chinese planes and ships in the Taiwan Strait between the island and mainland China. “Some of them crossed the midfield.” that bisects the strait, and They are considered to be carrying out a mock attack on the main island of Taiwan.Taiwan’s Ministry of Defense said.

Rare cooperation theme

In a tense diplomatic climate between Beijing and Washington, combating global warming has been one of the rare topics of cooperation between the two leading global powers, who are also the main emitters of greenhouse gases. “China is not only punishing the United States, it is punishing the whole world, because climate change knows no borders or geographical boundaries”White House national security spokesman John Kirby said. On Friday, through the voice of his spokesman, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, appreciated for his part, ” impossible “ to solve a problem ‘The world’s most pressing issues’ without Effective Dialogue and Cooperation between China and the United States.

At their worst since the presidency of Donald Trump (2017-2021), Sino-US relations are currently experiencing their most serious crisis since the 1990s. At that time, China launched missiles in the direction of Taiwan for several months after the Taiwanese president’s visit to the United States until the Americans sent two aircraft carriers to sail through the strait. Today, the balance of power between the two powers is more balanced, and Beijing intends to mark the occasion to discourage other countries from strengthening their relations with Taiwan. China is also withdrawing from other important dialogues, regarding military cooperation and combating crime and drug trafficking, while Chinese laboratories are partly fueling the synthetic opioid crisis in the United States.

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