Jakarta, IO – US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her entourage insisted on visiting Taiwan despite strong opposition from China, which considers Taiwan its sovereign territory. The Chinese government has vowed to launch military action in response to the visit, which comes amid heightened tensions between Washington and Beijing.
“The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is on high alert and will launch a series of targeted military operations to counter this. We will firmly defend our national sovereignty and territorial integrity, and resolutely thwart external interference and separatist forces supporting Taiwan independence,” said China’s Defense Ministry spokesperson Wu Qian, as reported by CNN Indonesia, Wednesday (3/8).
The military action has been in full swing since Tuesday (2/8) night. Chinese fighter jets have crossed the Taiwan Strait.