China Stops Military Maritime Dialogue With US Due to Taiwan Issue

    China Stops Military Maritime Dialogue With US Due to Taiwan Issue

    Beijing said Friday that it had sanctioned US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her close relatives. A spokeswoman for the Chinese foreign ministry informed the state-run CGTN of the development.

    China also said it would end all discussions between Chinese and US military officials. Additionally, China has called off the US-China maritime safety discussion.

    China claims that these are defense mechanisms against Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan.

    Meetings under the Military Maritime Consultative Agreement (MMCA) have occurred between the Department of Defense and the Ministry of National Defence of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) since 1998. 

    The discussions aim to increase operational safety in the air and water, reinforce military maritime security, and lower the possibility of miscalculation between the two armies.

    Washington and Beijing’s relationship has worsened due to the termination of the talks between the two nuclear giants. 

    This raises the possibility that Beijing would covertly assist Moscow in isolating the US, giving Russia reason to continue the conflict in Ukraine.

    China also said it would end the previous cooperation initiatives the two countries had made to combat the drug and climate change threats. 

    In reaction to Pelosi’s visit, China said it would no longer cooperate with the US on specific problems.