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China Announces Sanctions on Nancy Pelosi Over Taiwan Trip

  • House speaker is most senior US official penalized by Beijing
  • Moves part of series of response to Pelosi’s visit to Taipei
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Fallout From Pelosi’s Taiwan Trip
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China announced sanctions on US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over her landmark trip to Taiwan this week, making her the highest-ranking US official designated for penalties by Beijing. 

The Chinese Foreign Ministry announced the unspecified sanctions against Pelosi and her immediate family after the speaker departed from Japan late Friday. Earlier, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a regular news briefing that tensions over Taiwan this week had been “entirely caused by Speaker Pelosi and US politicians.”