China announced this Friday sanctions against the president of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, as part of the response to her visit to Taiwanand accused her of putting regional peace and stability under threat, agencies report.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported that the punitive measures are also directed at the immediate relatives of the congresswoman, without specifying what they consist of, Latin Press review.
"Ignoring China's grave concerns and staunch opposition, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi insisted on visiting China's Taiwan region. This constitutes gross interference in China's internal affairs, a serious attack on China's sovereignty and territorial integrity, a serious violation of the one-China principle, and a serious threat to peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait." , said the Chinese Foreign Ministry, according to Sputnik.
He added that "in response to this blatant provocation, China has decided to adopt sanctions against Pelosi and her immediate family members in accordance with relevant laws." The statement does not specify what restrictive measures are involved or when they will come into force.
Apart from sanctioning the US legislator, Beijing reacted to her trip with military exercises around Taiwan for four days, punitive measures against individuals, companies and organizations accused of promoting separatism, and a halt to some imports and exports to the island.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi warned that Pelosi's trip to Taiwan would come at a very high cost for the North American country.
"This vulgar comedy will have serious consequences for the United States and all the responsibility for it will fall on Washington," assured the head of Beijing diplomacy.