After the National Security Council Indo-Pacific coordinator, Kurt Campbell, said China “overreacted” to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan earlier this month, China’s foreign minister accused the US of “bullying” it.

According to The Hill:

“It is clear that the U.S. is trying to defend the indefensible by applying a gangster logic and acting like a bully,” said Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin during a press conference Wednesday, according to transcripts. 

China has appeared to retaliate against Taiwan for Pelosi’s visit through a number of means, including military drills in the Taiwan Strait and bans on key imports from the self-governed island.  

Campbell had said during an on-the-record press call last week that “China has overreacted, and its actions continue to be provocative, destabilizing and unprecedented.” 

Campbell said China’s recent actions are “fundamentally at odds with the goal of peace and stability” and “part of an intensified pressure campaign against Taiwan.” 

Wang on Wednesday countered that “it is the U.S., not China, that has undermined cross-strait peace and stability,” alleging that Pelosi’s trip undermined China’s sovereignty. 

Read more at The Hill.

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