China began sanctions pressure on Taiwan: first measures taken

Against the backdrop of a visit to Taiwan by Speaker of the US Congress Nancy Pelosi, China is launching sanctions pressure on its foreign policy opponents. For example, Beijing has suspended the sale of natural sand to Taiwan since August 3.

China mines sand in territories that Taiwan considers its own. The parties use this natural material to produce concrete and glass, so such a ban would be a very sensitive step for the island. At the same time, China is increasing its sand production from year to year: in 2020, China transported 560 percent more of this raw material than a year earlier.

Along with this, Beijing has suspended the import of certain types of fruits and frozen fish from Taiwan. However, the Chinese explain the sanctions by violations found in these products in connection with antiviral restrictions.

In addition, China has banned cooperation with a number of local companies, as well as with the Taiwan Democracy Foundation and the International Development Fund. Beijing believes that these organizations support the separatist tendencies of the island and provoke a violation of the "one China" principle.

The PRC has also taken certain steps towards the United States. For example, the decision was made to postpone the construction of CATL's EV battery plant in the United States. This $5 billion enterprise could provide jobs for about 10 people.
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  1. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 3 August 2022 12: 57
    If China had declared from the very beginning that economic sanctions would be imposed on Taiwan and would have imposed these sanctions, then this could be regarded as wisdom. In the meantime, I see only stupidity and cowardice. True, here it is called "prudence."
    Economic sanctions against the US? 5 billion investment? Yes, the White House will only laugh. The US debt is $30 trillion. And they don't bother about it at all. Well, it will now be 30 trillion plus 5 billion.
    10 thousand jobs? In the States, millions of people are on subsidies. Let there be 10 million people. There will be 10 million plus 10 thousand.

    A fly in the ointment for supporters of "wise China". Yesterday there was information that in the fall (October or November) a British government delegation would visit Taiwan. It is not yet clear whether this is an official visit or a private initiative. Well then. The PLA will once again put the ships out to sea and begin exercises. And the Chinese Foreign Ministry will express a strong protest. The palm for protests is moving from Lavrov to China.
    1. Expert_Analyst_Forecaster 3 August 2022 13: 04
      A fly in the ointment in a barrel of honey supporters of "wise China"

      Rather, a barrel of tar in a spoonful of honey.
      Because there are few supporters of "wise" China, and there are much more supporters of the fact that China has shown its lack of eggs.
      1. Bakht Offline Bakht
        Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 3 August 2022 13: 15
        Pelosi official statement in Taiwan

        Pelosi, Congressional Delegation Statement on Visit to Taiwan
        August 2, 2022 PRESS RELEASE
        Taipei, Taiwan – Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Members of a Congressional Delegation issued this statement upon arrival in Taiwan. This visit is the first official visit to Taiwan by a Speaker of the United States House of Representatives in 25 years.

        “Our Congressional delegation's visit to Taiwan honors America's unwavering commitment to supporting Taiwan's vibrant Democracy.

        “Our visit is part of our broader trip to the Indo-Pacific — including Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan — focused on mutual security, economic partnership and democratic governance. Our discussions with Taiwan leadership will focus on reaffirming our support for our partner and on promoting our shared interests, including advancing a free and open Indo-Pacific region. America's solidarity with the 23 million people of Taiwan is more important today than ever, as the world faces a choice between autocracy and democracy.

        "Our visit is one of several Congressional delegations to Taiwan – and it in no way contradicts longstanding United States policy, guided by the Taiwan Relations Act of 1979, US-China Joint Communiques and the Six Assurances. The United States continues to oppose unilateral efforts to change the status quo."

        This is quite an official visit.
      2. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 3 August 2022 13: 39
        Because Chinese statehood is five thousand years old, and where the militant Mongol khanate is an empire, in non-existence ... The difference is in political wisdom and without vehemence. as most here suggest "embedding in the heat of the moment" ...
        1. Bakht Offline Bakht
          Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 3 August 2022 13: 54
          Personally, I did not suggest "embarrassment in the heat of the moment." As in the case of Ukraine, I proposed from the very beginning economic measures of enlightenment.
          In the case of Ukraine, I saw three options for possible actions (this is me to the previous statements, what is bad and very bad)
          The first option is to show wisdom and restraint and not help the Donbass. Why should we get involved in a war with the collective West? He's stronger. This is a very bad option.
          The second option is to help the Russians in Ukraine (not only in the Donbass). Start a military operation to reassure the unbridled crests. This is a bad option. But it is being implemented now.
          The third option is to strike at the economy of the West. Particularly the EU. The states are far away and they are self-sufficient. Completely stop supplying the EU with ANY resources. This can be done now. This would be a good option.

          To win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the pinnacle of martial art. To defeat the enemy without a battle is the summit.
        2. Smilodon terribilis nimis 4 August 2022 00: 28
          There are no 5 thousand there. 3 and a half is the maximum.
          1. Expert_Analyst_Forecaster 4 August 2022 05: 05
            Determining political wisdom by the number of years of the state is cool.
            There are Egypt, Syria, Iran, Iraq - there were states on their territory for a very, very long time. Let's take an example from them.
  2. Krapilin Offline Krapilin
    Krapilin (Victor) 3 August 2022 13: 37
    China is a colossus on bamboo legs - chrysss! ... and show-offs fell off the "dragon".
  3. Demonlivi Offline Demonlivi
    Demonlivi (Dima) 3 August 2022 13: 57
    Sand from the quarry will not be sold!!!! damn it kapets what sanctions!
  4. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 3 August 2022 15: 44
    Yeah. This is such a "war" among the Chinese. Build a plant in the USA for 5 billion dollars.

    Apparently, the Chinese read, read our media, where some expect bloodshed, and decided, well, it - and started with an analogue of "sanctions on Polish apples" (8 years later ...)
    Judging by the news - they were in no hurry before, and now they are in no hurry ... "certain types of fruits and frozen fish" - instead of the expected media, "knock out teeth" ...
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 3 August 2022 16: 35
      China is acting on the sly with Asian wisdom, has already economically crushed a quarter of Africa and Latin America, why is there a war when any fortresses are opened with a donkey loaded with gold. It is the US aircraft carriers that are forcing "friendship", or rather, submission ... Here, the PRC rarely plays with sanctions, and then on a small scale, because the main weapon is the production and trade of its goods. On a large scale, the United States almost completely depends on Chinese "consumer goods", and then the products of the PRC have already risen to more technological levels (Huawei and others). In production and trade, China wins and wins..
      1. Expert_Analyst_Forecaster 4 August 2022 05: 07
        In production and trade, China wins and wins..

        The United States has enough production and trade. And there is also a powerful army / navy and even their women have eggs.
        Because China will never win.
  5. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 3 August 2022 23: 04
    If the PRC considers Taiwan one of its provinces, then the sanctions against its province are just as ridiculous as Ukraine against the DPR-LPR when they were still considered part of Ukraine.
    On the contrary, it would be necessary to expand trade, financial, industrial and other ties with one's province, subject to neutrality - non-deployment of foreign military bases and non-participation in political, economic and military alliances.
    Elections are coming soon in Taiwan, and with proper work with the population, the Kuomintang has every chance of winning.
  6. gefaer77 Offline gefaer77
    gefaer77 (Alexey Nikonorov) 4 August 2022 00: 34
    Under the USSR, China could not solve this issue, and now it will not solve it even more, since there are a lot of show-offs, and even more fear
  7. ZnahWest Offline ZnahWest
    ZnahWest (Ingvar b) 4 August 2022 09: 38
    There is a lot of sand in the Sahara. The plant will be built even without China. If China considers Taiwan its own, then turning it into a whipping boy is a blow to itself. Everything.