The US Rejected China’s Move As Irresponsible
Due to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, China decided to halt cooperation in a number of areas and cancel high-level military talks with the US. The US criticized China’s action and called it irresponsible. According to John Kirby, the White House’s national security spokesman, Chinese behavior is inherently reckless. John Kirby claims that China thinks it is punishing us, but really means the entire world.
He argued that the only way to stop an escalation is for China to stop its provocative military exercises. Recall that China announced yesterday that cooperation in a number of areas and high-level military discussions with the United States would come to an end. According to the Beijing-based news agency, which cited the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the discussion between the US and Chinese military chiefs has been cancelled. He added that the discussions with the US regarding maritime safety measures and climate change have also been suspended. According to the Chinese foreign minister, the US has a history of inciting conflict and using conflict to advance its interests. He counselled the US not to hastily ignite a serious crisis.