China halts Taiwanese snack imports ahead of Pelosi's arrival

China halts Taiwanese snack imports ahead of Pelosi's arrival
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The People's Republic of China has halted imports from Taiwanese snack and confection manufacturers ahead of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's planned visit to the island. 

China has suspended imports from Taiwanese companies producing pastries, baked goods and sweets in what appears to be a retaliatory policy meant to put pressure on the island.

"The Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Council of Agriculture are currently aware of [the import ban]," said the Taiwanese Bureau of Foreign Trade on Tuesday, according to the South China Morning Post.
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