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China announces it will ‘impose sanctions’ on Nancy Pelosi after Taiwan visit

China announced on August 5 “to impose sanctions” on the Democratic Speaker of the House of Representatives and her “close family” after her visit to Taiwan which sparked the anger of Beijing and the launch of vast military maneuvers.

With her visit, the Democrat “seriously interfered in China’s internal affairs and undermined its sovereignty and territorial integrity,” the Foreign Ministry said, without however giving details on these sanctions.

On August 4, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi declared in Phnom Penh, on the sidelines of a regional summit, that the “flagrant provocation” of the United States had created an “unfortunate precedent” “If [cette provocation] is not corrected and countered, will the principle of non-interference in internal affairs still exist? Will international law always be respected? he said, according to the Chinese news agency Chine nouvelle.

In recent years, Beijing has imposed sanctions on numerous US officials for allegedly acting against its interests, exposing human rights abuses in Hong Kong and Xinjiang province against Uyghurs, sometimes without specifying the nature of these sanctions.

In March, Beijing applied visa restrictions to a list of US officials who allegedly “invented lies on human rights issues involving China”, without making it public. Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, as well as Peter Navarro, who had been a trade adviser to Donald Trump, have also been sanctioned in the past: they are prohibited from entering China or doing business with Chinese companies.

China, which considers Taiwan as an integral part of its territory, launched on August 4, in response to Nancy Pelosi’s visit, major military exercises around the island which are to last until August 7, and has also announced trade sanctions against Taipei.

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