Annoyed by US Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit, China announces trade sanctions against Taiwan
Beijing : Unhappy with US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, China on Wednesday announced a halt to exports of natural sand to the island, CGTN News reported, citing the Chinese Ministry of Commerce. US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in Taiwan on Tuesday, despite Beijing’s continued security threats. Beijing said Pelosi’s visit was a serious violation of the one-China principle and provisions of the three China-US joint communiqués.
It said the visit seriously undermines peace and stability in the Taiwan Straits and sends “a gravely wrong signal to separatist forces seeking Taiwan independence”.
Shortly after Pelosi landed in Taipei on Tuesday, he reaffirmed his country’s unwavering commitment to supporting Taiwan’s democracy and said the visit was in no way contrary to United States policy on the self-governing island. Is.
Irritated by the United States’ move, China announced economic sanctions and import restrictions on several Taiwanese companies producing pastries, baked goods and sweets. Taiwan’s Council of Agriculture (COA) on Tuesday temporarily halted imports of products from several Taiwanese food companies, Focus Taiwan reported.
The agency said the CoA confirmed that the blacklisted companies include producers of tea leaves, dried fruits, honey, cocoa beans and vegetables, as well as about 700 fishing vessels. However, data from the General Administration of Customs of China shows that many Taiwanese companies whose registration status is up to date have also been affected by the ban.
On its website, the Customs Administration lists a total of 107 registered Taiwanese brands under the “crackers, pastries and noodles” category, of which 35 companies are currently labeled as “temporarily suspended imports”, while Up-to-date registration, Focus Taiwan reported.
The Speaker of the US House, who is second in line to the Oval Office after the US Vice President landed in Taiwan on Tuesday on the highest-level US visit in more than two decades. She arrived in Taipei as part of a visit by a Congress delegation to the Indo-Pacific region to face the threat from China. Minutes after their plane landed in Taipei, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) announced it would conduct six live-fire military exercises in the waters around Taiwan, scheduled to take place from Thursday to Sunday.
The Chinese ministry opposed Pelosi’s visit to Taipei, saying that “Pelosi disregarded strong opposition and serious representation of China and visited Taiwan, China.” The ministry said China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity have seriously undermined the peace and stability of the Taiwan Strait and sent “Taiwan independence” a gravely wrong signal to separatist forces.
China reiterated that Taiwan is an inseparable part of China’s territory, and that the government of the People’s Republic of China is the only legitimate government representing the whole of China, and Nancy Pelosi disregarded strong opposition and serious representation of China and Taiwan, China. Visited.
Chinese officials and experts warned that all the consequences of this highly dangerous and provocative move would be borne by Washington, and that such a trip would forever change the situation across the Straits and catastrophize already difficult Sino-US relations. will make an impact. ,