US considers China’s diplomatic response to Pelosi’s visit ‘fundamentally irresponsible’

China’s decision to end cooperation with the United States on a number of fronts is “fundamentally irresponsible,” said John Kirby, coordinator for strategic communications at the White House’s National Security Council (NSC). In his opinion, Beijing can reduce tension by stopping the exercises.

“The United States has nothing to fix here. The Chinese can… reduce tensions simply by stopping these provocative military exercises and rhetoric,” Mr. Kirby told reporters (quoted from Reuters).

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre also called Beijing’s actions irresponsible. “We will continue our efforts to maintain open lines of communication with Beijing while protecting our interests and values ​​in the region. This is what the world expects from the US and China,” she told reporters. The transcript of the briefing is published on website White House.

Special Representative of the President of the United States for Climate Affairs John Kerry specifically expressed his disappointment at the suspension of climate cooperation. “From day one, the US has made it clear that our climate engagement with China must stay clear of other complex issues facing our countries. There is a simple reason for this: we are the two largest economies and largest emitters, and the entire world will suffer the consequences if we cannot play a leading role in climate action together,” he tweeted.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry on the eve of August 5 announced the suspension of cooperation with the United States in a number of areas due to the visit of the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the US Congress Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan. In particular, the dialogue at the level of regional military commands has been terminated.

About China’s response – in the material “Kommersant” “Battlefield: Asia”.

Leonid Uvarchev


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