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White House: China's actions around Taiwan are 'provocative, irresponsible'

World Aug 06, 2022 02:41PM ET
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© Reuters. A Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) aircraft flies over the 68-nautical-mile scenic spot, one of mainland China's closest points to the island of Taiwan, in Pingtan island, Fujian province, China August 5, 2022. REUTERS/Aly Song

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Saturday that China's actions in and around the Taiwan Strait were provocative and irresponsible after Taiwan officials said Chinese aircraft and warships rehearsed an attack on the island.

"These activities are a significant escalation in China's efforts to change the status quo. They are provocative, irresponsible, and raise the risk of miscalculation," a White House spokesperson said.

"They are also at odds with our long-standing goal of maintaining peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait, which is what the world expects," the spokesperson said.

White House: China's actions around Taiwan are 'provocative, irresponsible'
 

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Tony Barnes
Tony Barnes Aug 06, 2022 7:15PM ET
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What old woman Nancy did was provocative and irresponsible. What China did was a reaction to the provocation and irresponsibility.
carlos guo
carlos guo Aug 06, 2022 3:45PM ET
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Nice attempt at gaslighting, but it is not "provocative" but "reactive". China explicitly warned of consequences if Pelsoi visited Taiwan, which makes Pelosi's actions "provocative". China was simply reacting after issuing a warning that was defied by Pelosi, who had some stock positions that she needed to help out.
adriaan kuhn
adriaan kuhn Aug 06, 2022 3:45PM ET
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fair enough but china has nothing to do with taiwan.... so whybwould they react on an international visit from a foreigner
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Asset Chase Aug 06, 2022 3:16PM ET
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But what isreal is doing in gaza is acceptable! The US are such hypocrites.
 
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