China halts fish and fruits imports from Taiwan

by Azerbaycan24

China halted some trade with Taiwan in retaliation to the high-profile visit of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the island, Report informs, citing foreign media sources.

China’s General Administration of Customs said in a statement Wednesday that some fish and fruit imports were suspended due to excessive pesticide residue detected “multiple times” on products since last year, as well as some frozen fish packages that tested positive for coronavirus in June. The Ministry of Commerce said in a separate statement it banned natural sand exports based on provisions of related law but gave no further details.

The Chinese authorities have imposed sanctions against two funds in Taiwan for support of Taiwan-based separatists and slander of China, spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China Ma Xiaoguang said in a statement on Wednesday.

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