Wenxin Fan in Hong Kong, Joyu Wang in Taipei and James T. Areddy in New York
China escalated its military and diplomatic warnings over Taiwan on Friday as it registered anger at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the island. Beijing for the first time sought to demonstrate its ability to militarily blockade Taiwan and it suspended some cooperation with Washington, while sanctioning Mrs. Pelosi.
The new actions, including suspension of climate talks, illustrate how Beijing’s fury at Mrs. Pelosi’s visit promises to complicate efforts in the U.S. and Chinese capitals to halt a downward spiral in relations between the world’s two biggest economies. Both governments have identified climate issues, for example, as the rare area they see room to collaborate.