How Nancy Pelosi's Possible Visit to Taiwan Sparked Uproar and Threats

VIDEO: China shows for the first time what would be its lethal hypersonic weapon, "carrier killer"

The video was released amid growing tensions between Washington and Beijing over the possible visit of the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, to Taiwan.

China has released for the first time a video of the launch of what appears to be a hypersonic missile DF-17while tensions rise in the Taiwan Strait over the possible visit of the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi.

Chinese state television published this Saturday a video titled ‘The capabilities of Chinese troops shown in 81 seconds’, to celebrate the Day of the People’s Liberation Army, this August 1. One scene shows a live-fire launch of a missile from a desert, and according to some experts, it resembles the DF-17, a hypersonic weapon dubbed ‘carrier killer’ and almost impossible to intercept, according to Indian GlobalTimes.

If the missile in the images is indeed a DF-17, it would be the first time that China has publicly released footage of the live-fire launch of this weapon, according to observers.

In recent days, the possible visit to Taiwan of the president of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, has been actively discussed amid growing tensions between Washington and Beijing, which considers the island to be part of Chinese territory.

However, the Democrat, who occupies the third most important position in the hierarchy of US political power. After the president and vice president, announced this Sunday the official program of her tour of the Asia-Pacific region. The schedule includes visits to Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan, but does not mention Taiwan.

For its part, Beijing has insisted on numerous occasions that any negotiations with Taipei that bypass the Chinese central government violates the key principle of its one-China policy and what is stipulated by joint communiqués signed by the Chinese and US authorities.

Source: Actualidad

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