China says US will ‘bear all consequences’ if Pelosi visits Taiwan

BEIJING (AFP) – China warned Wednesday (July 2) that Washington would “bear the consequences” if US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visits Taiwan, as tensions soared between the two countries.

“If the US pushes ahead and challenges China’s bottom line… the US side will bear all the consequences arising therefrom,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said at a regular press conference.