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Before Pelosi's visit, China intimidates Taiwan

Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore

The Chinese communist regime has decided to militarily and economically intimidate Taiwan in anticipation of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's trip to Asia.

Taiwanese media reported that Chinese customs officials temporarily banned food imports from more than 100 Taiwanese companies overnight on Aug. 2. Agricultural and snack food companies are among those affected by the ban.

Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration director-general Wu Shou-mei told reporters on Tuesday that "political reasons" could have influenced Beijing's decision to impose the ban.

“We will not be intimidated by PRC’s [People’s Republic of China] weaponization of trade,” Taiwan’s ruling party lawmaker Wang Ting-yu wrote on Twitter in response to the Chinese ban.

“China’s response of stopping certain food and agricultural imports in wake of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s potential visit to Taiwan is clearly an underhand move attempting to punish Taiwan for actions of the U.S.,” Chen wrote on Twitter.

Pelosi arrived in Malaysia on Aug. 2 after visiting Singapore on her Asia trip. Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Foreign Affairs, and President Halimah Yacob met with her in Singapore.

2 August 2022


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