NDTV News

NDTV.com provides latest news from India and the world. Get today’s news headlines from Business, Technology, Bollywood, Cricket, videos, photos, live news coverage and exclusive breaking news from India.

https://www.ndtv.com/

In Wake Of Nancy Pelosi Visit, China Hits Taiwan With Fresh Trade Curbs.

In Wake Of Nancy Pelosi Visit, China Hits Taiwan With Fresh Trade Curbs

China said it would suspend some citrus fruits and fish imports from Taiwan.

Beijing:

China rolled out curbs Wednesday on the import of fruit and fish from Taiwan while halting shipments of sand to the island in the wake of a visit by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

The trip by Pelosi, who is second in line to the presidency and the highest-profile elected US official to visit Taiwan in 25 years, has ignited a diplomatic firestorm.

She landed in Taiwan late Tuesday in the wake of increasingly stark warnings from China, which considers the island a part of its territory to one day be reclaimed, by force if necessary.

China's Customs Administration said Wednesday it would suspend some citrus fruits and fish imports from Taiwan over alleged "repeated" detection of excessive pesticide residue and positive coronavirus tests on packages.

In a separate notice, the Commerce Ministry added it would also "suspend the export of natural sand to Taiwan" from Wednesday, without providing details.

It is not the first time Beijing has taken aim at Taiwan's exports.

China banned pineapple imports from the island in March 2021, citing the discovery of pests, in a move that was widely seen as politically driven.

Beijing has ramped up pressure on Taiwan since President Tsai Ing-wen took office in 2016, as she views the island as a de facto sovereign nation and not part of "one China".

On top of the latest bans, Taipei's Council of Agriculture said on Tuesday that China had cited regulatory breaches in suspending the import of other Taiwanese goods, including fishery products, tea and honey.

Meanwhile, Chinese authorities also announced planned live-fire military drills encircling Taiwan, in a move Taipei's defence ministry said threatened the island's key ports and urban areas.

At some points, the zone of Chinese operations will come within 20 kilometres (12.4 miles) of Taiwan's shoreline, according to coordinates shared by the People's Liberation Army.

Taiwan's 23 million people have long lived with the possibility of an invasion, but that threat has intensified under current President Xi Jinping, China's most assertive leader in a generation.


(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

Іконки є важливою частиною будь-якої системи дизайну чи історії продукту. Іконки допомагають нам швидко орієнтуватись. Вони незалежні від мови. І н...
Останні новини
The front-runners in Kenya's presidential election

The front-runners in Kenya's presidential election

Millions of Kenyans will be voting for their next president this Tuesday. It's a close race, with former prime minister Raila Odinga only a few points ahead of deputy president William Ruto in the latest polls. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for...

Israel-Gaza: Ceasefire holds overnight after days of violence.

Israel-Gaza: Ceasefire holds overnight after days of violence.

A ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement in Gaza appears to be holding. The armistice came into effect overnight after days of increasing retaliatory attacks between the two sides. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for ...

1

Three children rescued as blast demolishes home

Three children rescued as blast demolishes home

Three children have been rescued from a house in south London after a huge blast ripped through the property. There are fears another child may be trapped in the rubble. Neighbours said they could smell gas shortly before the explosion in Thornton...

2 6

Start Here Podcast - August 8, 2022 - ABC News

Start Here Podcast - August 8, 2022 - ABC News

#senate #gaza #ukraine Senate Democrats push a sweeping climate and health care bill across the finish line. A new round of fighting between Israel and Palestine over the weekend leads to dozens of deaths. And concerns mount over potential disaste...

'Living like hobbits': See inside the Ukrainian defensive lines.

'Living like hobbits': See inside the Ukrainian defensive lines.

Russian forces have been slowed by heavily dug-in Ukrainian troops who are holding the most brutal front line in eastern Ukraine's Donbas region. CNN's Nic Robertson speaks to soldiers holding Ukraine's defense. #cnn #News #cnni

Suspect Accused Of Killing 4 In Ohio Arrested In Kansas.

Suspect Accused Of Killing 4 In Ohio Arrested In Kansas.

Police say the manhunt for the suspect accused of killing four people in Butler Township, Ohio, has ended. Authorities say 39-year-old Stephen Marlow was arrested in Lawrence, Kansas, which was more than 600 miles away from the crime scenes, and w...