John Yoo, a former deputy assistant attorney general, and Democratic strategist Kevin Walling talk about the country’s rising crime rates as well as the escalating tensions with China.
NEW Fox News articles can now be heard on audio! As retribution for the U.S. congressional delegation’s travel to Taiwan, China has halted all negotiations with the U.S. on important global issues.
The Chinese Communist Party will no longer address climate change, drug trafficking, or military action, Beijing announced on Friday.
China attributed the choice to a congressional delegation led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that visited Taiwan.
said U.S. studies scholar L Xiang from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences stated that the cancellation “also conveyed a clear signal to the U.S. that the Chinese side will never let the U.S. shamelessly undermining China-U.S. ties without bearing any consequences.”
On Friday, August 5, 2022, a fighter jet can be seen flying toward Taiwan from the scenic location in Pingtan, in the Fujian Province of southeast China, which is 68 nautical miles from Taiwan. Ng Han Guan for AP Photo
During her visit to Taiwan, Pelosi praised Taiwan’s “democratic values” and “self-governance” and reassured the Taiwanese that the United States will uphold their shared security interests in the area.
On Wednesday, August 3, 2022, Chinese demonstrators desecrate an American flag in front of the American Consulate General in Hong Kong. (Getty Images/Anthony Kwan) )
On Friday, August 5, 2022, fighter planes from the Taiwan Air Force’s Mirage program taxi on a runway at an airfield in Hsinchu, Taiwan. Johnson Lai/AP Photo
The comparatively thin stretch of water that separates the island of Taiwan from the Chinese mainland is known as the Taiwan Strait, and the People’s Republic of China has long claimed sovereignty over it. Taiwan’s air defense zone has regularly been tested by numerous flights into the area by the Chinese military.
The United States maintains a “One China” policy, which acknowledges the People’s Republic of China as the rightful successor state, and has no diplomatic connections with Taiwan, also known as the Republic of China.
The White House has made numerous attempts to defuse the mounting tension surrounding Pelosi’s visit, but senior CCP officials are still irritated.
In reaction to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the island on Thursday, August 4, 2022, China’s military launched missiles into the ocean off eastern Taiwan. (Military of China)
In an effort to defuse the trip, Secretary of State Antony Blinken talked with reporters on Thursday about the recent congressional delegation to Taiwan.
Hun Sen, the prime minister of Cambodia, and Blinken spoke on Thursday. Blinken took a minute to discuss a relevant topic before the media were led out of the conference room to allow the leaders a brief period of private discussion.
Singapore On Thursday, August 4, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, at the Sokha Hotel, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan exchange words. Andrew Harnik, Pool/AP Photo
I know a lot of people are thinking about the recent events involving Taiwan, so I want to address that,” Blinken remarked. “The Taiwan Strait should remain peaceful and stable, according to the United States. Any unilateral attempts to alter the current situation, especially those that involve using force, are rejected by our organization.”
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