Pelosi landed in Taiwan on Tuesday evening, defying the ever-increasing warnings and threats from China. His visit has increased the tension between the two superpowers of the world.
Pelosi landed in Taiwan on Tuesday evening, defying the ever-increasing warnings and threats from China. His visit has increased the tension between the two superpowers of the world. She is the highest-profile elected US official to have traveled to Taiwan in the past 25 years. Meanwhile, Beijing has made it clear that it regards their presence as a major provocation, keeping the region on edge.
The live broadcast showed the 82-year-old lawmaker being greeted at Taipei’s Song Shan airport by Foreign Minister Joseph Wu, who took off on a US military plane. In a statement upon his arrival in Taiwan, he said that our delegation’s visit to Taiwan demonstrates America’s unwavering commitment to supporting Taiwan’s vibrant democracy. He said his visit was in no way contrary to US policy towards Taiwan and Beijing.
Meanwhile, the Chinese military said it was on high alert and would launch a series of targeted military actions in response to the visit. It immediately announced plans for a series of military exercises in the waters around the island starting Wednesday. Including long-range ammunition shooting in the Taiwan Strait. At the same time, Beijing’s Foreign Ministry has said that those who play with fire will be destroyed by it.
Meanwhile, there are reports that more than 20 Chinese military aircraft flew over Taiwan’s air defense area on Tuesday. Officials in Taipei (which Beijing considers its territory) said the incident came as Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi began her controversial visit to the self-governing island. The island’s defense ministry said in a statement on Twitter that 21 PLA aircraft entered the ADIZ southwest of Taiwan on August 2, 2022. Significantly, the ADIZ is not the same as Taiwan’s territorial airspace, but covers a larger area, which overlaps with part of China’s own air defense identification zone and even includes some of the mainland.