Sino-Taiwan conflict: During Nancy Pelosi’s visit, 21 Chinese military planes flew over Taiwanese airspace
Taipei Agencies: Shortly after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi landed in Taipei on Tuesday, 21 Chinese military aircraft took off over the southwest of Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ), according to confirmation from Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense. “21 PLA aircraft entered the ADIZ southwest of Taiwan on 2 August,” the Defense Ministry said on Twitter. In response, the MND said, Taiwan launched a combat air patrol operation, sent radio alerts and sent Chinese military aircraft to track down. Pelosi visited Taiwan on Tuesday, as part of a visit by a congressional delegation to the Indo-Pacific region in light of the Chinese threat. have arrived
Minutes after the great ship landed in Taipei, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) announced it would conduct six live-fire military exercises in the waters around Taiwan from Thursday to Sunday.
In response to China’s announcement of the exercise, Taiwan’s Defense Ministry said China’s plan to conduct six live-fire military exercises in the waters around Taiwan over the next few days posed a threat to Taiwan’s major ports and metropolitan areas. “This unilateral attempt to undermine regional peace and stability will not tarnish China’s international image and hurt the sentiments of people on both sides of the Taiwan Strait,” MND said in a statement. However, the ministry is monitoring the activities of the PLA.
China has announced to conduct exercises in the Taiwan Strait
According to Chinese media reports, China has announced exercises in the North, North-East, North-West, East, South and South-West of the country in the Taiwan Strait, Bashi Channel, East China Sea and Pacific.
Xi Yi, spokesman for the Eastern Theater Command of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), said, “Chinese armed forces will launch military operations around Taiwan, conduct long-range live fire in the Taiwan Strait and conduct conventional missile tests in maritime areas.” to be held in the “eastern part of the island”
US Navy deployed warships
Meanwhile, media reports said the US Navy has deployed four warships to the Philippine Sea east of Taiwan and south of the Philippines and Japan. These include the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, the guided missile cruiser USS Antietam, the destroyer USS Higgins and the large deck ship USS Tripoli, a US Navy official said.
The Speaker of the US House, who is second in the Oval Office after the US Vice President, reaffirmed his country’s unwavering commitment to supporting Taiwan’s democracy and said a visit to the self-governing island would not be unlike a joint visit anyway
“Our discussions with the Taiwanese leadership will focus on reaffirming our support for our partner and advancing our shared interests, including advancing a free and open Indo-Pacific region,” Pelosi said in a statement after arriving in Taiwan. ” He expressed America’s solidarity with the 23 million people of Taiwan in the face of the growing threat from China.