BEIJING: China conducted new military exercises in the region of Taiwan on Monday in retaliation for another trip by US lawmakers to the territory, only days after House Speaker Nancy Beijing was irate in response to Pelosi’s visit.
Senior members of Congress took an unscheduled two-day excursion, which caused China to reiterate its threat to “prepare for war” over Taiwan, a self-governing democracy that Beijing’s leaders claim and have sworn to one day annex.
According to Washington’s de facto embassy in Taipei, the five-person congressional delegation met with President Tsai Ing-wen on Monday. The mission was led by Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey.
According to the statement, “the group had the chance to exchange views with Taiwan counterparts on a wide variety of subjects both Taiwan and the United States consider it significant.
The journey was made by both parties, which triggered yet another belligerent response from Beijing, which claimed to have conducted fresh battle manoeuvres and patrols in the sea and airspace surrounding Taiwan island on Monday.
Wu Qian, a spokesman for China’s Defense Ministry, stated that the Chinese People’s Liberation Army “continues to train and prepare for war, resolutely defend national territorial sovereignty, and resolutely crush any form of ‘Taiwan independence separatism as well as foreign interference attempts.”