US Secretary of State Antony Blinken labelled China’s reaction to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan as an overreaction. #dstv403
JOHANNESBURG - The Chinese Embassy in South Africa has expressed outrage over comments made by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken during an interview with eNCA.
Blinken labelled China’s reaction to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan as an overreaction.
The Chinese embassy says Blinken’s comments are a despicable way of distorting facts and shifting blame.
It says all counter-measures taken by the Chinese government against the US are justified and appropriate.
China on Friday suspended talks with the United States on various issues and said it would impose sanctions on Pelosi and her family.
It argues her visit was illegitimate and therefore a violation of the US government's commitment to the one-China policy.
It says the move was a major political provocation.