China has announced the cutting of ties with the United States to protest the recent visit of the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, to Taiwan.
Taiwan, which has been advocating for a break up from China, has been drawing the ire of China which said there is no sacrificing a United China.
The Chinese government has equally been able to get support from the United Nations and subsequently many nations on her United China stand.
Even with this support, some voices across the globe seem to queue behind Taiwan agitation and some of the prominent voices have been among US congressmen.
The recent visit of Pelosi, though America’s President, Joe Biden, was said to be against it, had drawn the ire of China which saw it as an affront to her sovereignty and meddlesomeness from a top foreign government official.
As a response to the visit, China announced her severing relations with America, with her Ministry of Foreign Affairs announcing countermeasures.
A statement by the Ministry said the country was incensed that despite China’s strong protestation against the visit, Pelosi still went ahead.
The statement read:
In disregard of China’s strong opposition and serious representations, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi visited China’s Taiwan region. On 5 August, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the following countermeasures in response:
Canceling China-U.S. Theater Commanders Talk; Canceling China-U.S. Defense Policy Coordination Talks (DPCT); Canceling China-U.S. Military Maritime Consultative Agreement (MMCA) meetings.
Suspending China-U.S. cooperation on the repatriation of illegal immigrants; Suspending China-U.S. cooperation on legal assistance in criminal matters; Suspending China-U.S. cooperation against transnational crimes; Suspending China-U.S. counter-narcotics cooperation; Suspending China-U.S. talks on climate change.