WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The U.S. military command has repeatedly attempted to establish contact with Chinese colleagues amid escalating tensions around Taiwan, but all of those efforts have proven futile, media reported.
According to the Politico media, the last contact between the American and Chinese military took place on July 7.
China has launched a large-scale military exercise in the eastern Taiwan Strait in response to US President Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taipei this week. Pelosi, who ignored repeated warnings from Beijing, is the most senior US official to come to Taiwan in fourteen years.
China’s Foreign Ministry said on Friday that China would impose sanctions on Pelosi and his relatives over his provocative visit to Taiwan which dealt a serious blow to the one-China principle and jeopardized peace and security. stability in the Taiwan Strait.