China summons the US ambassador to protest against Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan

Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister Shi Feng summoned the US Ambassador in China Nicholas Burns late Tuesday night and issued stern statements and strong protests over US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, which Beijing considers a vassal.

Xi described the visit as a “grave violation of the principle of one China and the three joint Sino-US communiques,” according to the Xinhua news agency.

He added: “This step is of a very terrible nature and its consequences are very serious. China will not stand by,” noting that “the US government must be held accountable.”