Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi,

Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi,

In Taiwan, tension has risen with the visit that the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, is to make. Tensions between the US and China are at an all-time high, and this is confirmed by the latest moves on the island.

From the latest information published by the international press, a number of four American warships, as well as an aircraft carrier, were positioned in the waters east of the island. At the same time, the US also sent planes that monitor the maritime area around Taiwan, specifying that these are “routine deployments”.

A US Navy official told Reuters that “the USSR aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan transited the South China Sea and was currently in the Philippine Sea, east of Taiwan and the Philippines and south of Japan.”

At the same time, he also emphasized that the deployments are normal. “While they are capable of responding to any eventuality, these are normal, routine deployments,” said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

The US has mobilized its forces

Specifically, the US official did not specify precise locations in this regard, but added that the USSR amphibious assault ship Tripoli is also in the area as part of a deployment to the region that began in early May from its port of originally from San Diego.

The chaos in Taiwan began after it was learned that Pelosi plans to arrive in Taipei later today, which has angered China to the max.

Reuters also writes that in addition to Chinese planes flying near the median line that divides the sensitive waterway on Tuesday morning, several Chinese warships have remained near the unofficial demarcation line since Monday.

The cited source attempted to contact China’s Defense and Foreign Ministries, but they have not yet responded.

Armored vehicles and tanks in Taiwan

On the other hand, a source with knowledge of the situation said that both Chinese warships and aircraft “tightened” the median line on Tuesday morning, an unusual move that the person described as “very provocative”.

A public reaction to this effect also came from the Taiwanese Ministry of Defense on Tuesday. He stated that there is a full understanding of military activities near Taiwan. At the same time, the official also emphasized that he will send forces appropriately in response to “enemy threats” as tensions with China rise.

On the other hand, residents of China reported armored vehicles in motion, and the images were made public on the Internet. In the southeastern Chinese city of Xiamen, located across from Taiwan, several people reported seeing moving armored vehicles, as well as several tanks.

In this regard, Reuters tried to verify the images independently, but so far this could not be done.

China has suddenly suspended more than 100 food imports from Taiwan

In addition to US mobilizations on Taiwan territory, China is already starting to make big moves. Reuters also writes that on Tuesday, the General Administration of Customs in mainland China suddenly suspended more than 100 food imports from Taiwan in response to Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan.

As early as Monday evening, the quoted source announced that the respective producers would have violated the relevant regulations and urgently stopped imports. According to the source, this is in accordance with the General Administration of Customs of Mainland China No. 248 “Regulations on the Administration of Registration of Overseas Manufacturers of Food Imported from the People’s Republic of China” to restrict the import of Taiwanese products that have not completed registration renewal.

So, Reuters writes that until now, several food manufacturers have changed their status to “Suspended Import” at the General Administration of Customs in Mainland China. Among them, there are many well-known manufacturers, including: Weige Bakery, Jingdian Foods, Guo Yuanyi Foods, Weili Foods, Weiquan Foods and Taishan Enterprises, etc.”.