China holds ‘necessary and just’ air & sea drills, largest since 1995, in response to Pelosi’s Taiwan visit

15 days ago

China news, World news.

Beijing government said Tuesday that it will hold four days of “necessary and just” military operations starting Thursday in response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s controversial stop in Taiwan.

The 82-year-old Democrat left Taipei after a trip that lasted 19 hours and fueled the already growing tensions between the US and China.

On local social media platforms, people were so outraged by the American official’s visit to Taiwan that one crashed for approximately half an hour.

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  • The Chinese government sent military aircraft buzzing the Taiwan Strait’s skies even before Pelosi’s arrival. In the meantime, The People’s Liberation Army said that it was on high alert and on the verge of launching “targeted military operations.”

    Experts said that the air and sea drills announced by the Beijing government would be the largest targeting Taiwan since 1995 and could be “seen as an act of war.”

    “Such an act equals to sealing off Taiwan by air and sea…and severely violates our country’s territorial sovereignty,” Taiwanese Capt. Jian-Chang Yu said.