The measures are intended to punish Washington for the visit Pelosi

China on Friday suspended dialogue with the United States in areas such as climate change, military issues and the fight against drug trafficking in retaliation for US Congressional leader Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan.

The measures, announced by the Chinese Foreign Ministry, are the latest in a series of sanctions promised by Beijing and aimed at punishing Washington for Pelosi’s visit Tuesday and Wednesday to Taiwan, an island China claims as part of the country. .

The first measures involved diplomatic protests and, since Thursday, naval and air exercises around the island, in which missiles have been fired.

According to the Chinese diplomacy note, the dialogue between military commanders and officials associated with the Department of Defense was cancelled, as well as meetings on military maritime security.

Cooperation on the return of illegal immigrants, criminal investigations, transnational crimes, climate change and combating drug trafficking are suspended, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs specified.

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