On Monday, the Chinese Community Party (CCP) stepped up its threats of violence against American interests. The Communist officials were outraged when US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) went forward with her intentions to visit Taiwan.
According to reports, Pelosi’s actions have given Democrat Joe Biden a headache and made him appear even more dumb, weak, and unequipped to deal with our longtime rivals in China.
According to Bloomberg News, “The People’s Liberation Army is reporting that they won’t sit idly by if Pelosi sets foot in Taiwan, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said.”
At a press conference in Beijing, Zhao stated, “Her stature as the No. 3 US official means a trip would be highly sensitive. As to what measures, let’s wait and see whether she insists on this visit.”
Additionally, her presence is causing a stir, making everyone tense, and more threats are being made.
“Taiwan has increased its readiness in response to China-led live-fire military exercises in the Taiwan Strait. These exercises, in turn, responded to a possible visit to Taiwan by Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi.
The heightened alert will continue until noon on August 4. After that, it will be adjusted depending on the threat level from the People’s Liberation Army of China,” as reported by the Central Taiwan News Agency.
Pelosi may travel to Taiwan as soon as Tuesday, according to several sources, and she may see President Tsai Ing-wen on Wednesday.
The event had an air of urgency because the White House invited former Pentagon press secretary John Kirby to speak alongside press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on the Speaker’s anticipated trip to Taiwan in light of ongoing Chinese government threats.
Speaker Pelosi is anticipated to visit Taiwan despite Chinese threats, according to the White House, which announced that John Kirby will join @PressSec in briefing today.
John Kirby joining @PressSec in briefing today, White House announces, as Speaker Pelosi expected to visit Taiwan despite Chinese threats.
— Philip Melanchthon Wegmann (@PhilipWegmann) August 1, 2022
According to The Daily Caller’s story on the news conference on Monday, Kirby’s actions gave the impression that the White House was “caving” to pressure from the CCP. Joe Biden, a Democrat, stated in May that if China invaded Taiwan, the US would defend it.
John Kirby: "…We do not support Taiwan independence"
Looks like the Biden White House is caving to China pic.twitter.com/KOadfrMrb2
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) August 1, 2022
On Monday, the People’s Liberation Army also published a video depicting soldiers, tanks, and missiles being fired into the air on the social media and instant messaging platform WeChat in China.
🔥 PLA Eastern Theater Command (东部战区) posted this video “严阵以待 听令而战” on Weixin (Wechat) about an hour or so again…https://t.co/5rfufv0S11
— Byron Wan (@Byron_Wan) August 1, 2022
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
The Chinese Army urged citizens in a Friday social media post to “prepare for war” if the Speaker arrives in Taiwan, vowing a “forceful” response. Chinese Defense Ministry Spokesperson Senior Colonel Tan Kefei previously said her visit would violate the One China principle and “severely endanger China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.”
“We must bear in mind the fundamental responsibility of preparing for war and charge on the journey of a strong army,” the 80th Group Army posted.
China’s threats of imposing a no-fly zone over Taiwan and preparing for war have mobilized the Pentagon to escalate security measures and troop movements in the Pacific ahead of the Speaker’s trip, fearing increased tensions between the US and China.