China reacted angrily to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the island it claims as its territory, Taiwan, on Friday. Previously, China has demonstrated its military might against Taiwan in a show of force.
China stated, without providing specifics, that it will discipline Pelosi and her family for the trip, which occurred despite more than two weeks of vehement Chinese resistance.
According to Axios, China’s Foreign Ministry stated that it will no longer engage in conversation with the United States on matters like climate change, military challenges, and anti-drug measures.
China continued to conduct military drills in the sky and oceans surrounding Taiwan, while its foreign ministry continued to brand her travel as a “egregious provocation.”
According to The Washington Post, the Biden administration replied to China’s military posturing with a diplomatic complaint.
John Kirby, a spokesperson for the National Security Council, said in a statement, “After China’s nighttime activities, we called [People’s Republic of China] Ambassador Qin Gang to the White House to discuss the PRC’s provocative conduct.” “We opposed the PRC’s military measures, which are reckless and go against to our long-held aim of preserving peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait.” A démarche is a diplomatic protest.
NBC reported on Friday that China moved its ships and aircraft beyond the 100-mile-wide Taiwan Strait’s unofficial dividing line. This occurred a day after Japan reported that five Chinese missiles landed in its exclusive economic zone and China claimed that a missile went over Taiwan for the first time.
The Taiwanese Ministry of Defense has bristled, but has not taken military action.
“Whether it is launching ballistic missiles or deliberately crossing the middle line of the strait, the CCP’s military exercises are highly provocative,” the ministry stated in a Washington Post-reported statement.
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Taiwanese Premier Su Tseng-chang said her nation represents “freedom and democracy,” and that “the evil neighbor next door flexed its muscles on our doorstep and arbitrarily sabotaged (one of) the busiest waterways in the world with military exercises,” according to CNN.
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida of Japan called for the military exercises to stop, according to The New York Times.
China’s aggressive military displays are having “a serious impact on the peace and stability of the region and the world,” he said. CONTINUE READING…