Taiwan: China Stops Cooperation With US

Taiwan: China Stops Cooperation With US

Taiwan: China Stops Cooperation With US

Taiwan: China Stops Cooperation With US

As relations between the two countries deteriorated over Taiwan, China said on Friday that it was halting collaboration with the United States on important areas, including climate change. Washington denounced this decision as “fundamentally irresponsible.”

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Chinese rage over US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, which Beijing claims as its own and has pledged to seize by force if necessary, is what started the destructive rift, which poses a serious geostrategic risk.

The self-governing, democratic island has been surrounded by massive military exercises since Thursday, which has been roundly denounced by the United States and other western allies.

And Friday saw China’s foreign ministry hit back further against the United States, suspending talks and cooperation on multiple agreements – including on climate change.

Taiwan: China Stops Cooperation With US

The world’s two largest polluters last year pledged to work together to accelerate climate action this decade, and vowed to meet regularly to tackle the crisis.

But that deal now looks shaky in light of China’s latest move.

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“We believe that this is fundamentally irresponsible,” the National Security Council spokesman John Kirby told reporters in Washington.

“They think they’re punishing us, they’re actually punishing the whole world, “Kirby said, adding that the only way to defuse tensions was for China to halt its “provocative” military exercises.

Taiwan: China Stops Cooperation With US

The United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, warned the two superpowers must continue to work together for the world’s sake.

“For the secretary-general, there is no way to solve the most pressing problems of all the world without an effective dialogue and cooperation between the two countries,” his spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, said.

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Taiwan Premier Su Tseng-chang said the “evil neighbor next door” had taken everyone by surprise with its willingness to “arbitrarily jeopardize the busiest waterways in the world” with its military exercises.

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