Maximum tension in the Taiwan Strait. Chinese military ships and aircraft have once again crossed the median line of the Strait of Formosa in a “possible simulated attack.” It is part of its maneuvers in response to the “provocative” visit to Taipei by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Taiwan has responded by deploying air and naval patrols and activating its land-based missile systems. the two largest economies in the world going through a critical moment, Beijing has interrupted ties with Washington on critical issues such as the climate crisis and dialogue between their armies. For the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, China’s attitude is far from the practice of resolving issues peacefully. “There was no reason to have this escalation that we’re seeing from China,” White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre said. “What they are doing is fundamentally irresponsible, and we will continue to strive to keep the lines of communication open with Beijing while defending our interests and values in the region. This is what the world expects of the United States and China, and we encourage Beijing to uphold this commitment too, when it comes to the climate dialogue that was cancelled.”Pelosi angers North KoreaChina has sanctioned Pelosi and her immediate family members. Criticism has also come from North Korea, for whom the president of the US Legislature is “the worst destroyer of international peace and stability.” During her visit to a border area between the two Koreas as part of her tour of Asia , the deputy discussed the North’s nuclear program with the president of the National Assembly of South Korea, Kim Jin Pyo. According to Kim, the two agreed to support their governments’ push for denuclearization and peace on the Korean peninsula on the basis of strong and prolonged deterrence against the North and diplomacy.
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