The communist Chinese military has vowed “targeted military actions” after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has landed in Taiwan.
“The Chinese People’s Liberation Army is on high alert and will launch a series of targeted military operations to counter this, resolutely defend national sovereignty and territorial integrity, and resolutely thwart external interference and ‘Taiwan independence’ separatist attempts,” defense ministry spokesman Wu Qian said in a statement condemning the visit,” Shi Yi, a spokesperson for the Eastern Theater Command, said, The Hindustan Times reported.
Separately, the People’s Liberation Army’s Eastern Theatre Command said it will conduct joint military operations near Taiwan from Tuesday night, and will test-launch conventional missiles in the sea east of Taiwan.
“This action is targeted at the US’s shocking recent major escalation on the Taiwan issue and serves as a serious warning to Taiwanese independence forces or those seeking independence,” he said.
Taiwan announced on Tuesday morning that it was hit with a cyberattack and threatened by Chinese warplanes flying near its boundary in the Taiwan Straight as China is not happy about Pelosi’s visit.
“Taiwanese authorities confirmed Tuesday that the Office of the President’s website fell victim to an overseas cyberattack that caused the site to be down for 20 minutes, according to local reporters. The president’s office reportedly confirmed that Tuesday’s attack traffic was 200 times that of a normal day,” Fox News reported.