US Summons China Envoy To Protest Reaction To Pelosi Visit To Taiwan
(MENAFN- Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) WASHINGTON, Aug 5 (KUNA) -- The White House has summoned China's ambassador to condemn Beijing's escalating actions and threats against Taiwan after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visit to the island.
'After China's actions overnight, we summoned [People's Republic of China] Ambassador Qin Gang to the White House to dأ©marche him about the PRC's provocative actions,' National Security Council Spokesman John Kirby said in a statement provided to The Washington Post on Friday.
He noted that the White House had also informed Ambassador Qin that the United States does not want a crisis in the region.
'We condemned the PRC's military actions, which are irresponsible and at odds with our long-standing goal of maintaining peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait,' he stated.
A dأ©marche is a protest lodged through diplomatic channels.
The summoning of the ambassador to deliver a formal rebuke was the latest episode in a widening diplomatic crisis as President Biden seeks to manage volatile confrontations between the United States and two other world powers.
Even as tensions brew between the United States and China over Pelosi's trip, Biden is striving to keep Beijing from aiding Russia in its military operation in Ukraine. (end)
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