Beijing can ease tensions by ending drills, US says‘PUNISHING THE WORLD’: US officials called on China to reverse its decision to end cooperation with the US on climate change and other key global issuesAFP, WASHINGTONThe US on Friday condemned China for cutting off bilateral cooperation in a number of key areas and said Beijing could ease tensions over Taiwan by ending its “provocative” live-fire military drills. Photo: Reuters“They’re actually punishing the whole world because the climate crisis doesn’t recognize geographic boundaries and borders,” he said. Beijing has reacted furiously to a visit by US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan. Since Thursday, China has conducted a series of huge military drills around Taiwan proper, which have been roundly condemned by the US and other countries. “Once you split [the US-China relations] apart, it means higher prices, it means less efficient supply chains.
Source: Taipei Times August 07, 2022 04:03 UTC