By Bukar Bolori
China has announced cutting of ties with the United States to protest recent visit of the Speaker of United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan.
The recent visit of Pelosi, though among America’s President Joe Biden was said to be against had drew the ire of China which saw it as an affront on her sovereignty and meddlesome ness from a top foreign government official.
As a response to the visit, China severing relations with America with her Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday announcing countermeasures.
A statement by the Ministry said the country was incest 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. counternarcotics cooperation; Suspending China-U.S. talks on climate change.”