China today launched 11 Dongfeng (DF) ballistic missiles into the waters around Taiwan as part of military exercises that began today in response to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the island. This was reported by the Taiwan Ministry of Defense, citing the official Central News Agency, explaining that the launches took place at different times. The Taipei Army “immediately realized the dynamics of the launch, activated the relevant defense systems and enhanced combat readiness.”
And journalists from Agence France-Presse watched The bullets fired by the Chinese army toward the Taiwan Strait.
China attacks the G7 in Taiwan. Foreign Minister Wang Yi, commenting in a blunt tone on the G7 joint statement, which demanded Beijing yesterday to avoid “aggressive military activity”, said, “It is the United States that has caused the turmoil and crisis and which continues to increase tensions.” From the risk of “unnecessary escalation” and “not unilaterally changing the status quo.” In a ministerial note, Wang added that the blatant US provocation of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taipei “has created a bad precedent if it is not corrected and opposed.”
Defeat of missiles and Japanese protests – Five ballistic missiles launched by China during major military exercises around Taiwan ended up in Japan’s exclusive economic zone. This was stated by the Japanese defense in protest of Beijing’s actions.
exercises This is the largest ever military exercise across Taiwan amid rising tensions in response to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the island. State media reports that these are “large-scale military and training exercises” that include live artillery fire and missiles in seven maritime no-fly zones. More areas are encroaching on Taiwan’s territorial and inland waters, as well as Japan’s exclusive economic zone.
Taipei concerns Taiwan’s armed forces are “operating as usual and monitoring our surroundings in response to the irrational activities” of the People’s Republic of China “with the aim of changing the status quo and destabilizing the security of the region.” This was stated in a note by the Taipei Defense Ministry at the start of large-scale Chinese military exercises around the island. He added, “We do not seek escalation, but we do not stop when it comes to our security and sovereignty. We will support the principle of preparing for war without seeking war and the position of ‘non-escalation of conflicts and not provoking conflict’.”
Maneuver until Monday The period of “targeted military exercises” has been extended from Sunday 7 August to Monday 8 until 10:00.
China’s response – Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taipei “a provocation and a violation of sovereignty.” Therefore, “taking the necessary countermeasures is the right step,” said Ma Xiaoguang, a spokesman for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the Beijing government. The Chinese People’s Liberation Army reported that “the entire live-fire training mission has been successfully completed.”
Replica from USA The United States opposes any unilateral effort to change the status quo of Taiwan, particularly by force. This was stated by the US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken. Nelinken stressed that “the US policy on the island has not changed,” stressing that “the stability of the strait is in the interest of the entire region.”
condemnation of the European Union – Head of EU Diplomacy, Josep Borrell condemned China’s “guided military exercises”. About Taiwan, noting that US House President Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the island is not a good reason. “There is no justification for using the visit as a pretext for aggressive military activity in the Taiwan Strait,” Borrell wrote on Twitter. “It is normal and routine for lawmakers in our countries to travel internationally. We encourage all parties to remain calm, exercise restraint and act with transparency,” Borrell added in Phnom Penh on behalf of ASEAN.
The foreign ministers of ASEAN, the 10 Southeast Asian nations (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) have warned that rising tension over Taiwan could lead to “open conflicts”. .
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