China I declare that would conduct missile tests and military exercises in Taiwan shortly after the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosiwill challenge Beijing on Tuesday night local time by landing on the island.
The People’s Liberation Army said it would host a series of military exercises including “long-range live shooting across the Taiwan Strait” starting Tuesday night. Separately, the official Xinhua news agency announced that military exercises would be held from August 4 to 7 in six areas surrounding Taiwan, providing the coordinates for the exercises.
“For security reasons, relevant ships and aircraft should not enter the areas and airspaces over the sea during this period,” Xinhua added. Pelosi became the highest-ranking US politician to visit the island in 25 years when his military plane arrived at Songshan airport at 10:43 p.m. local time.
China considers Taiwan part of its territory and protests diplomatic visits to the island. The Chinese drills will begin the day after Pelosi is scheduled to leave Taiwan, but he will still be in the region visiting allies of USA, South Korea Y Japanreported Bloomberg.
Pelosi and her delegation disembarked from a US Air Force transport plane at Songshan Airport in central Taipei and were greeted by the local foreign minister, Joseph Wuand by sandra oudkirkthe highest representative of the United States in Taiwan.