Taiwan crisis: August 5 operational update (updated)

Taiwan crisis: August 5 operational update (updated)

12:42 US continues to pursue “one China” policy and does not advocate independence for Taiwan – Blinken.

12:24 Washington post: White House summons Chinese ambassador.

11:41 China to impose sanctions on Pelosi and her immediate family after her provocative visit to Taiwan – Chinese Foreign Ministry.

10:31 China announces readiness to strengthen strategic engagement with Russia

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said at a meeting with Lavrov that “strategic interaction needs to be strengthened so that the countries can jointly defend the international system, in which the UN and international law play a key role.” China and Russia “together defend equality and justice in the world,” Wang Yi said.

09:35 US nuclear arsenal threatens regional and international peace and security, – media quoted Chinese authorities as saying. China reportedly maintains the minimum nuclear capability necessary to protect national security.

09:24 US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken called China’s response to Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan “blatantly provocative”, Reuters. He also said Washington was keen to restore calm over the situation around Taiwan.

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