Reuters reported, quoting informed sources, that on the eve of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s arrival in Taiwan late on Tuesday, several Chinese fighter jets flew over the unofficial border line of the Taiwan Strait.
China has repeatedly warned against Ms. Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan and asserted its claim that the country owns Taiwan. However, the United States has made it clear that it will not be intimidated by Beijing’s warnings.
In such a situation, a well-informed source told Reuters that in addition to the “provocative” flight of Chinese warships, several Chinese warships have also been stationed near the unofficial dividing line of the Taiyun Strait since Monday.
On the other hand, Taiwanese fighters are also on alert, and the country’s Ministry of Defense announced on Tuesday that it is ready to respond to “enemy threats” in a timely manner.
The images published on social networks also indicate the dispatch of Chinese armored vehicles to the city of Shaman, located in Fujian province, which is located in the southeast of China.
However, American sources reported that Mrs. Pelosi will most likely meet with the president on Wednesday after arriving in Taiwan on Tuesday night or early Wednesday. It is also said that he plans to discuss human rights violations by Beijing with a group of human rights activists on Wednesday afternoon.
Mrs. Pelosi’s Asian tour started on Monday from Singapore. He also visited Malaysia on Tuesday. Pelosi’s office has officially announced that she will also visit South Korea and Japan, but did not mention the Taiwan trip.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Taiwan has not yet commented on the reports about Pelosi’s travel plans, but the White House, which has not yet confirmed this trip, has given Mrs. Pelosi the right to travel to Taiwan.
China on Monday described the visit as “blatant interference in China’s internal affairs” and warned that the “People’s Liberation Army of China” would never sit idle in the face of such interference.