White House condemns Chinese launch of missiles near Taiwan
5 August, 2022, 7:11 pm
(Reuters) – The White House on Thursday condemned China’s decision to launch live missiles near Taiwan as “irresponsible” and said it expected Beijing would continue to react in the coming days to a visit by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
“Beijing’s provocative actions are significant escalation and its long standing attempt to change the status quo,” national security spokesperson John Kirby told a briefing.
(Reporting by David Ljunggren; Editing by Daniel Wallis)