China continues military exercises around Taiwan and

China continues military exercises around Taiwan and

On Monday, August 8, the Chinese military announced that military exercises around Taiwan would continue. Thus, anti-submarine attacks and sea raids will be carried out today.

Almost a week after the visit of the president of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, China continues military exercises around Taiwan and announces that they will become “regular” from now on.

Specifically, on the Weibo social network, the Eastern Theater Command of the People’s Liberation Army of China announced that the exercises will continue on Monday. Thus, today, the Chinese military will carry out anti-submarine attacks and sea raids.

For its part, Reuters reported that over the past week, China’s military has conducted an unprecedented set of naval and air exercises in several areas near Taiwan. All these drastic moves started after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan.

China continues military exercises around Taiwan

In the context of security in the area. since Sunday evening, China’s state television announced that from now on, the military will conduct regular exercises on the eastern side of the middle line of the Taiwan Strait.

Currently, tensions between China, the US, and Taiwan reached their highest levels last week with the visit of the head of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi.

In addition to the military exercises, the spokesperson of the foreign ministry in Beijing also announced that it will sanction Pelosi for her “evil and provocative” visit to Taiwan, according to Reuters.

China sanctions Nancy Pelosi for her ‘wicked and provocative’ visit to Taiwan

Following this visit, “Despite China’s grave concern and firm opposition, Pelosi insisted on visiting Taiwan, seriously interfering in China’s internal affairs, undermining China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, trampling on the one-China policy and threatening the peace and stability of the Taiwan Strait”, the foreign ministry in Beijing communicated through a spokesperson.

On the other hand, the United States sees the situation very differently. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced that Pelosi’s visit was as peaceful as possible. At the same time, he added that the US has already anticipated an “extreme, disproportionate military response that fuels the escalation” of the conflict between the two great powers.

So, “The reality is that his visit was peaceful. (…) We anticipated that the Chinese Republic would react in this way”, said the head of American diplomacy.