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Aug 03, 2022 07:35 PM
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Beijing Hits Taiwan With Penalties in Wake of Pelosi Visit

Ma Xiaoguang, spokesman of the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council. Photo: VCG
Ma Xiaoguang, spokesman of the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council. Photo: VCG

Beijing announced a slew of countermeasures against Taiwan on Wednesday in response to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the island, including suspending trade in certain products and imposing sanctions on institutions regarded as pro-independence.

China’s General Administration of Customs announced (link in Chinese) that the import of citrus fruits and two types of fish from the tropical island would be suspended, citing earlier detection of Covid-19 virus and quarantine pest on the products. 

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