Taiwan Claims China is using military drills to invasion them.
Tuesday, Taiwan’s foreign minister said that China was preparing for an invasion of the self-governing island using military exercises.
It had conducted in retaliation for Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the United States House of Representatives.
At a news conference in Taipei, Joseph Wu said that Taiwan would not be scared despite the exercises continuing and China often crossing the informal middle line across the Taiwan Strait.
Wu pleaded for international assistance to preserve “peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait” and said, “China has utilized the exercises… to prepare for the invasion of Taiwan.”
It is attempting to lower public morale in Taiwan by engaging in extensive military drills, missile launches, cyberattacks, a misinformation campaign, and economic pressure.
Wu spoke as military tensions remained high after the conclusion on Sunday of four days of the biggest Chinese exercises ever conducted near the island, maneuvers that included ballistic missile launches and simulated sea and air raids in the skies and waters around Taiwan.
Asserting that Beijing will continue to pressure Taiwan’s defenses, China’s Eastern Theatre Command stated on Monday that it would conduct joint exercises focused on anti-submarine and sea assault operations. This confirms the suspicions of some security experts and diplomats.
China cut off several channels of contact with the United States last Friday as Pelosi departed the area, including talks on climate change and theater-level military affairs.
On Tuesday, Taiwan began its long-anticipated exercises by firing howitzer artillery into the ocean from the southern county of Pingtung.
In his first public remarks on the subject since Pelosi’s visit, U.S. President Joe Biden said on Monday that although he was concerned about China’s activities in the area, he was not worried about Taiwan.
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