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China targets imports from Taiwan – media
The move reportedly comes in response to a planned visit to the island by Nancy Pelosi
The blacklist reportedly includes companies producing tea, dried fruit, honey, cocoa beans and vegetables. Produce from some 700 fishing vessels have also fallen under the ban. Shipments from more than 100 Taiwanese food exporters have been banned, according to Bloomberg.

Last year China banned imports of pineapples, wax apples and sugar apples from Taiwan. Most fruit produced in the territory is consumed domestically, but the bulk of exports go to China.

According to Taiwanese media cited by Bloomberg, the dispute stems from outdated information on import documentation, and the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration is currently trying to understand more about the problem.

Biden’s team distance themselves from Pelosi over Taiwan
The decision is “entirely” the speaker’s own, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says

Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said that as the third most senior official in the US government, Nancy Pelosi is free to make her own decisions and travel plans, warning China not to escalate tensions if the House of Representatives Speaker ends up visiting Taiwan.

“The speaker will make her own decisions about whether or not to visit Taiwan. Congress is an independent, coequal branch of government. The decision is entirely the speaker’s,” Blinken told reporters at the UN headquarters in New York following a Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) review conference on Monday.

Slow march to war: What happens after Pelosi’s Taiwan visit
China is likely to react with a show of force while the US continues its provocations. War isn’t starting today, but the crisis will deepen in the long term.

At around 10pm Taipei time (2pm GMT), US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to land in Taipei. Although she omitted the visit to the island from her public itinerary, insider US and Taiwan officials have since told the media that the trip is going ahead. Pelosi is expected to spend the night in Taipei and meet President Tsai Ing-wen the next day, before heading onwards to South Korea and Japan. Meanwhile, China has made it clear that the move constitutes a massive provocation, undermines the foundation of US-China relations, and would cause Beijing to retaliate. The US has since sought to turn the tables and frame China as the aggressor for threatening a response.

Taiwan relocates fighter jets ahead of Pelosi visit – media
The self-ruled island reportedly deployed additional Mirage 2000 fighter jets to patrol the US speaker's potential approach path
Taiwan has relocated French-supplied Mirage 2000 fighter jets and other military hardware, according to local media, ahead of a possible visit by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Eight additional aircraft were moved to the Chihhang Air Base, adding to the two Mirage 2000 fighters already stationed there, the Taiwan-based China Times reported on Tuesday.

The base is located in the southeastern part of the island, from where Pelosi’s plane is expected to approach, the outlet said. The facility was put on high alert, it added.

Meanwhile Taiwan’s Navy deployed two additional anti-submarine helicopters to patrol the waters near the island, the report said.

Pelosi is expected to become the first speaker of the US House or Representatives to visit Taiwan in over two decades. Beijing said the trip would be an affront to the ‘One China’ policy, which lays claim to sovereignty over Taiwan and which Washington formally acknowledges.

China reacts to Pelosi landing in Taiwan
Beijing has condemned US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, accusing Washington of breaching China’s sovereignty

Germany promises to help Taiwan if China attacks
German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock says Berlin will assist Taipei in case of aggression from China

Chinese SU-35 fighter jets cross Taiwan Strait – media
Chinese SU-35 fighter jets reportedly cross Taiwan Strait as US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrives in Taipei

Pelosi makes first statement during Taiwan visit
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said her trip to Taiwan is aimed at "reaffirming" Washington's longstanding support for Taiwan

Taiwan speaks of ‘rock solid’ ties with US
Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry “wholeheartedly” welcomed US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her Democratic Party colleagues.

China begins military drills near Taiwan – reports
China has announced a series of “targeted military operations” in the wake of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan

Pelosi's Taiwan visit created 'flashpoint out of thin air' – Lavrov
The senior US official may have been trying to prove she can get away with anything, Russia's foreign minister said
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has condemned US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan, branding it a display of American disregard for international norms.

“It was the drive to prove to everyone their impunity and to act accordingly. ‘I do whatever I want’, something like that,” the minister told journalists on Wednesday. “I can hardly imagine any other reason to create a flashpoint out of thin air, despite knowing what it would mean for China.”

Pelosi arrived on the self-governed Chinese island on Tuesday and met its leader Tsai Ing-wen, despite repeated warnings from Beijing to stay away. The third highest-ranking US official praised Taiwan as a fellow “democracy” and pledged American support for it against “autocratic” China.

Washington formally acknowledges that Taiwan is part of China, but maintains a close informal relationship with its administration despite switching diplomatic recognition from Taipei to Beijing in 1979.





China advises airlines to stay clear of Taiwan
A formal warning highlights six exclusion zones, where military exercises are to take place

Taiwan accuses Beijing of air and sea blockade
China plans to conduct a series of military drills around the island
Taiwanese defense officials have accused Beijing of seeking to “invade” the island's territorial waters and airspace, after China announced a series of “targeted military operations” in response to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taipei.

Military officials claimed on Wednesday that several exclusion zones around the island, where China intends to conduct live-fire drills and other military exercises later this week, overlap with “Taiwan’s territorial space.” According to the Guardian, a military spokesman accused Beijing of violating “UN rules” with what would amount to a de facto “blockade of Taiwan’s air and sea space.”

Accusing Beijing of waging “psychological warfare on Taiwan and citizens,” Taipei vowed to “firmly defend its national security” and boost its military preparedness to the highest level, while adhering to the “principle of not asking for a war.”

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