China Sanctions Pelosi, Halts US Talks On Key Issues

Axios reports:

China imposed undefined sanctions on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and her immediate family members on Friday after she infuriated Beijing with an overnight trip to Taiwan earlier this week.

Why it matters: China’s Foreign Ministry also announced it was ending talks with the U.S. on climate change, military issues, anti-drug measures and other matters in retaliation for Pelosi’s visit.

The big picture: China’s Foreign Ministry announced the sanctions and the end of the talks as the country was holding live-fire military drills around Taiwan, calling her visit an “egregious provocation.”

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