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China calls off military, climate talks with US after Pelosi visit to Taiwan

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US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has said she is canceling or suspending dialogue, opposes military ties and anti-narcotics efforts in retaliation for her visit to Taiwan this week. Beijing also imposed sanctions on her.

The measures announced on Friday are intended to punish Washington for allowing visits to the islands it claims to be its territory, and to annex them by force if necessary. It is the latest in a series of promised steps taken by China, which opposes autonomous islands engaging independently with foreign governments.

For the second day in a row, China sent fighter jets and naval vessels to the Taiwan Strait as part of its largest live-fire campaign military exercises CBS News' Ramy Inocencio reports something unprecedented for Taiwan.

China has said that Pelosi "disregarded China's strong Cancel meetings and conference calls between military leaders. China's foreign ministry made a tough statement Friday against it, according to Agence France-Presse (AFP).

The state-run Xinhua News Agency said Friday that fighters, bombers, destroyers and frigates were all used in what it called a "joint blockade operation" in her six zones off the coast of Taiwan. State media reported on Thursday that China's People's Liberation Army has deployed more than 100 of her fighter jets, 10 warships and one nuclear submarine. 

Before the sanctions against Pelosi were announced, she told Japanese reporters that the Chinese government would not dictate who could travel to the islands.

"They may try to keep Taiwan from visiting or participating in other places. No,” Pelosi said.

She later added, "We will not allow them to isolate Taiwan. They are not adhering to our travel schedules. The Chinese government is not." 98}

According to The Washington Post, the White House summoned the Chinese ambassador overnight to tell him that the United States does not want a crisis in the region and to denounce Beijing's escalation to Taiwan.

Pelosi was the highest-ranked U.S. incumbent politician in 25 years since Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich's visit to Taiwan in 1997, Innocencio said. reporting.

Experts see this week's military exercises as testing the possibility of a future invasion of Taiwan. China is encircling the island with precision-guided missiles and striking six areas along her coast, Innocencio says.

Xinhua said on Friday that fighters, bombers, destroyers and frigates were all used in what it called a "joint blockade operation" in six zones. The

 military's Eastern Theater Command also launched a new version of the missile that it said hit an unidentified target in the Taiwan Strait "precisely." State media said it included a projectile fired from over Taiwan into the Pacific Ocean, escalating China's threat to annex the island.

US Secretary of State Anthony Brinken told reporters on the sidelines of a meeting with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Cambodia on Friday that China's military exercises were aimed at Taiwan. , said it included missiles launched toward Japan's exclusive economic zone. Zorn represented a "grave escalation" and he urged Beijing to back down. He said it did not mean that - allowing for unofficial and defense ties with Taipei while remaining a "one China" position that recognizes Beijing's government - China called the visit a "provocation both in and out of the Taiwan Strait." It was used as an excuse to increase military activities," he said.

 He said at the East Asia Summit in Phnom Penh, where he and China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi attended, along with his ASEAN countries, Russia and others, that the situation was "vigorous." communication,” he said.

 "I have repeated points I have made publicly and directly to my Chinese counterparts in recent days that they are using the visit as a pretext for war and escalation. I urge you to stop these actions, arguing that they cannot justify what they have done, provocative actions, and the fact that they should not," he said. } Brinken did not sit one-on-one with Wang, but said he had already discussed Pelosi's possible visit to Taiwan with China's foreign minister before the meeting in Bali. clarified the US position.

 Pelosi, the first Speaker of the United States House of Representatives in over 25 years, was met with a euphoric reception as the highest-ranking US official visited Taiwan.

 Despite China's aggressive reaction to the visit, Blinken said the United States would not change its "commitment to the security of allies in the region," and the Pentagon said the United States' Ronald The Reagan Carrier Group "remains in the general area to monitor the situation."

 "We will fly, sail and operate wherever international law allows," he said. “We will continue to conduct standard air and sea transit through the Taiwan Strait, consistent with our longstanding approach of working with allies and partners to maintain freedom of navigation and overflight.

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