China sanctions Pelosi and steps up military drills as US brands Beijing reaction ‘provocative’

China has ramped up its military drills in Taiwan’s waters and announced sanctions against US Speaker Nancy Pelosi, as tensions build between Beijing and Washington.

The country’s foreign ministry announced sanctions against Ms Pelosi today following her visit to Taiwan, which marked the first trip from a US House Speaker to the island in 25 years.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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