Chinese drills INVADE Taiwan airspace & waters in chilling threat during Pelosi visit

by 24britishtvAug. 3, 2022, 11 a.m. 23
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CHINA'S military exercises have invaded Taiwan's territory by blocking its sea and air space the country's defence ministry has said. The move came hours before Nancy Pelosi - the highest level US figure to visit the contested island in 25 years - left the island on Wednesday. The speaker, who donned a white suit and blue face mask, waved at politicians before boarding the aircraft. China vowed to surround the island as part of "targeted military operations" Taiwan's Defence Ministry said China's military drills in its sea and airspace were "endangering international shipping lanes, challenging the international order, undermining the status quo in the Taiwan Strait, and endangering the area". Pelosi had previously described the self-ruled island as "one of the freest societies in the world". The US politician who arrived in Taiwan defying China's warnings met with the country's President Tsai Ing-wen- an unannounced visit that has infuriated China. The controversial visit prompted China to scramble two Chinese jets to Taiwan's airspace just minutes before her arrival, local publication SETN reported. Addressing the parliament Pelosi said: "Our delegation came to Taiwan to make unequivocally clear that we will not abandon Taiwan. "Now, more than ever, America's solidarity with Taiwan is crucial, and that's the message we are bringing here today." She added that new US legislation aimed at strengthening the American chip industry to compete with China "offers greater opportunity for U.S.-Taiwan economic cooperation." A long-time China critic, especially on human rights, Pelosi is set to meet with a former Tiananmen activist, a Hong Kong bookseller who had been detained by China and a Taiwanese activist recently released by China. Continue reading Chinese military drills INVADE Taiwan waters ‘blocking sea and air space’ fueling WW3 fears during Nancy Pelosi visit https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/19402409/chinese-military-drills-invade-taiwan-pelosi-visit/ The Sun newspaper brings you the latest breaking news videos and explainers from the UK and around the world Become a Sun Subscriber and hit the bell to be the first to know Read The Sun: http://www.thesun.co.uk Like The Sun on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thesun/ Follow The Sun on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheSun Subscribe to The Sun on Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/discover/The_Sun/1633225139

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