China’s live-fire exercises off the coast of Taiwan has been an “unnecessary escalation,” according to Canada’s defence minister.
Anita Anand made the comments on CBC’s Radio’s The House this weekend and the remarks came one day after Beijing announced it was ending all contact with the United States on major issues — including climate cooperation.
“We are concerned by threatening actions by China,” Anand said in a feature interview.
“There is no justification to use a visit as a pretext for aggressive military activity in the Taiwan Strait.”
The response by Beijing to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan has gone beyond
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