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Irate China goes ballistic after Pelosi visits Taiwan

8th August 2022 - 00:42 GMT | by Charles Au in Taipei


Taiwan’s armed forces were on high alert during China’s belligerent and highly threatening military exercise. (Photo: Taiwan MND)

Taiwan was on high alert while China militarily threatened it to the hilt. Beijing took the opportunity offered by Pelosi's visit to express its ambition to conquer the democratically governed nation.

China launched a massive joint military exercise to retaliate against a historical visit to Taiwan by US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi during her trip to Asia.

The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) intensified tensions, forcing the Taiwanese armed forces – which had just concluded the annual Han Kuang exercise – to recall troops at short notice.

China kicked off joint military live-fire exercises on 4 August in what might become known as the ‘Fourth Taiwan Strait Crisis’. From the time Beijing issued a statement and started mobilising troops, it took less than 72h.

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Charles Au


Charles Au

Charles was born in Malaysia, but educated in Taiwan. He is currently based in the …

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