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US-China tensions

China suspends high-level military talks with U.S. over Pelosi trip

Drills near Taiwan continue amid growing fears of a clash

A Chinese fighter jet takes off for military exercises in waters near Taiwan on Aug. 4  (Handout photo from the People's Liberation Army Eastern Theatre Command)   © Reuters

BEIJING/WASHINGTON -- Beijing on Friday halted dialogue between senior Chinese and U.S. military officials in response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's trip to Taiwan, essentially cutting off exchanges between the two countries' forces.

China's Foreign Ministry said it will also pause working-level defense policy talks and meetings under the bilateral Military Maritime Consultative Agreement as part of its eight countermeasures to Pelosi's trip.

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