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Pelosi accuses Beijing of human rights, says US must 'cooperate' with China

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sneaked up on the issue of US-China relations as she wrapped up her swing in Asia on Friday. America had to "cooperate" with its superpower rivals.

"I have said many times that if we do not speak out about human rights in China for commercial gain, we will lose the moral authority to speak out about human rights anywhere in the world.Pelosi told reportersat a press conference at the US Embassy in Tokyo.

"We are trying to find common ground," she added. "There are some contradictions in China, some progress in terms of lifting the people,some horrible things are happening with the Uighurs in fact it iscalled genocide

Nancy Pelosi spoke at a press conference at the US Embassy in Tokyo on Friday.
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We are two emitting countries and we can learn a lot from China in that respect,” the speaker concluded. "But sometimes we have to work together for some decisions." That could prove difficult after announcing that it would cancel or suspend talks with the United States on various issues until a congressional delegation to Taiwan earlier in the week. 

The government also announced that it would impose symbolic sanctions against thespeaker and her family during their stay, which will last approximately 19 hours. 

The US recently summoned Chinese Ambassador Qin Gang in response to military activities.
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The fighter also participated in live-fire military exercises around Taiwan with 10 warships over the past two days. The exercises are expected to continue until Sunday and experts say it could lead to Beijing asserting new territorial claims and implementing them.

China's military The exercises not only put the world on edge over a possible war over Taiwan, but also reportedly disrupted a major global trade route through the Taiwan Strait.

"It's a move in the wrong direction and means more difficulty for the supply chain, as ships are being used to avoid tensions, not to facilitate trade." said Peter Sand, chief analyst at ocean freight platform Xeneta. Reuters Friday. 

The Chinese army conducting a long-range live-fire drill into the Taiwan Strait on Thursday.
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Thursday to protest the military action that summoned Qin Gang.

"After China's overnight action, we summoned the People's Republic of China Ambassador Qin Gang to the White House to condemn [the People's Republic of China] for its provocative actions." and White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby told CNN 

China's latest actions in Taiwan made front page news on Friday.

China's irresponsible military actions run counter to our long-standing goal of maintaining peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait," he added.

Meanwhile, the Chinese government continues to defend its actions and blame Pelosi.

"The current situation is entirely driven by Chairman Pelosi and other US politicians," Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said on Friday, adding that Beijing has sought Pelosi's visit. accused Kirby of using it as a "pretext" to increase military activity. 

One spokesperson from China called the US “the unprovoked provocateur and creator of the crisis”
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"When you hear this kind of rhetoric from U.S. officials, it's a story of the emperor's new clothes. It's time for America to get rid of its arrogance, selfishness, hypocrisy and bullying practices," said Hua. said Mr. 

"The background and events that led to the tension in the Taiwan Strait are very clear. The United States was the provocateur and caused the crisis."

A spokesman later said, He reiterated that Pelosi's visit to Taiwan was a "serious violation of the one-China principle " and a "serious trampling." On basic norms in international relations. 

``It also seriously undermines China's sovereignty and territorial integrity. China has done everything diplomatically possible. We have repeatedly warned the U.S. through various channels about the damage caused," Hua said. 

China said Friday that more than 100 warplanes and 10 warships have taken part in the live-fire military drills surrounding Taiwan.

Throughout the week, Pelosi and other Washington officials said the United States recognizes China's claims to Taiwan, but still adheres to its "One China" policy that does not recognize it. ing. 

Kirby also reiterated that the administration does not support island independence.