Tensions over Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, missile fire during China’s military drills
Beijing/Taipei: China’s People’s Liberation Army has started military exercises including live fire in the waters and airspace around the island of Taiwan, while also firing missiles at specific areas.
According to Chinese state media, the large-scale military activities will include live fire and other military drills, which began at 12 noon local time on Thursday and will continue until noon next Sunday. . According to media sources, Chinese military exercises will take place in some places only a few kilometers away from the coastal area of Taiwan.
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China’s unusual military drills began after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. This controversial visit has been strongly condemned by China, while China has also registered its protest by summoning the US ambassador.
According to the report of the Chinese state daily Global Times, a force of the People’s Liberation Army launched several types of missiles at specific sea points in the eastern region of Taiwan. According to the PLA spokesman, the missile launch was a test of the rocket force’s live-fire missile capabilities.
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Taiwan’s Ministry of Defense has confirmed that China has fired several ballistic and long-range missiles into the northeastern and southwestern waters, saying that our armed forces are on regular alert in response to China’s military activities. . We want security and stability in the region rather than any kind of tension, but we will not back down if it comes to our sovereignty.
Taiwan has condemned the Chinese military exercises, calling it a violation of UN rules. Taiwan has warned that this large-scale military activity by China could pose a threat to regional security. The spokesperson of the Ministry of Defense has described it as a challenge to the international system in the press conference.
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It should be noted that China had warned before Nancy Pelosi’s visit that it would mobilize the military if US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan. According to the spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Office, Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan is a challenge to China’s sovereignty and independence, in which case China will face a strong response.
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