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China Cuts Military Talks, Other Cooperation Discussions with U.S.

Aug. 5, 2022 (EIRNS)—The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced this morning that in response to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, China would be taking countermeasures. The measures published by the Foreign Ministry included the following: canceling China-U.S. Theater Commanders Talk; canceling China-U.S. Defense Policy Coordination Talks; canceling China-U.S. Military Maritime Consultative Agreement meetings; suspending China-U.S. cooperation on the repatriation of illegal immigrants; suspending China-U.S. cooperation on legal assistance in criminal matters; suspending China-U.S. cooperation against transnational crimes; suspending China-U.S. counternarcotics cooperation; suspending China-U.S. talks on climate change.

Reuters reports that the list does not appear to affect U.S.-China military contacts at the highest levels, though such contacts are infrequent.

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