The Secretary of State accused China of trying to change the status quo in the Taiwan Strait with missile tests and military drills.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov were present at the regional summit in Cambodia. A Western official who was in attendance said that the top US diplomat said there was no justification for China to fire missiles into Japan.

The other foreign ministers in the room were asked how they would feel if China fired missiles into their EEZs. The official said that the U.S. policy toward China and Taiwan hasn't changed, but that Beijing was trying to disrupt the status quo.

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After Beijing saw some success in portraying Pelosi's visit as a provocation, the U.S. tried to paint China as the main culprit. Top Southeast Asian diplomats warned this week that developments in the Taiwan Strait could endanger the region.

The United Arab Emirates, a major US ally in the Gulf, criticized "provocative visits" after Pelosi's visit.

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