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China ends cooperation with US

China ends cooperation with US
China said Friday it was ending cooperation with the United States on key issues including climate change - a move Washington decried as "fundamentally irresponsible" as relations between the two superpowers nosedive over Taiwan.

5th August 2022 China and US Flags 5th August 2022 China said, Friday, it was ending cooperation with the United States on key issues including climate change – a move Washington decried as “fundamentally irresponsible” as relations between the two superpowers nosedived over Taiwan.It has since Thursday encircled the self-ruled, democratic island with a series of huge military drills that have been roundly condemned by the United States and other western allies.And Friday saw China’s foreign ministry hit back further against the United States, suspending talks and cooperation on multiple agreements – including on climate change.“They think they’re punishing us, they’re actually punishing the whole world, “Kirby said, adding that the only way to defuse tensions was for China to halt its “provocative” military exercises.

Taiwan Premier Su Tseng-chang said the “evil neighbour next door” had taken everyone by surprise with its willingness to “arbitrarily jeopardise the busiest waterways in the world” with its military exercises.This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from PUNCH.

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