China cuts off vital US contacts over Pelosi Taiwan visit

  • In this photo released by China’s Xinhua News Agency, air force and naval aviation corps of the Eastern Theater Command of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) fly planes at an unspecified location in China, Thursday. China conducted “precision missile strikes” Thursday in waters off Taiwan’s coasts as part of military exercises that have raised tensions in the region to their highest level in decades following a visit by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. (Fu Gan/Xinhua via AP)

WASHINGTON — China cut off contacts with the United States on vital issues Friday — including military matters and crucial climate cooperation — as concerns rose that the Communist government’s hostile reaction to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan visit could signal a lasting, more aggressive approach toward its U.S. rival and the self-ruled island.