The White House
summoned Chinese ambassador Qin Gang on Thursday to condemn escalating actions against Taiwan
and reiterate that the United States does not want a crisis in the region, the Washington Post reported on Friday.
"After China's actions overnight, we summoned Ambassador Qin Gang to the White House to demarche him about (China's) provocative actions," White House spokesman John Kirby told the Washington Post.
China on Friday decided to sanction US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi
and her immediate family in response to her "vicious" and "provocative" actions, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Friday.