China Cuts Off Vital US Contacts Over Pelosi Taiwan Visit

Nancy Pelosi

WASHINGTON (AP) — China says it is cutting off dialogue with the U.S. on a range of vital issues from climate change to military relations and anti-narcotics efforts in retaliation for a visit this week to Taiwan by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

The measures announced Friday are the latest steps intended to punish Washington for allowing the visit to the island claimed by Beijing as its own territory — to be annexed by force if necessary.

China also is firing missiles in military exercises off the coast of the island.

U.S.-China expert Bonnie Glaser warns China may be heading toward changing the status quo in the Taiwan Strait, with results that are negative for both Taiwan and the U.S.

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER, ZEKE MILLER and DAVID RISING, The Associated Press

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