Taipei: “Beijing’s ships and military aircraft have crossed the midline of the Strait”

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The news on Friday 5 August, live, on the situation in Taiwan, China and the USA. Chinese military ships and aircraft have again crossed the midline of the Strait. Beijing summons the ambassador of Japan

• Updates on the crisis between Taiwan and China(here you can find the explanation of what is happening and what are the roots of this situation) than in recent days after the visit to Taipei of the speaker of the US House Nancy Pelosi (which is now in Japan, Tokyo) has accelerated.
• Warships and military aircraft of the Chinese Armed Forces have once again crossed the midline of the Strait of Taiwan in the morning. This was reported by the Taiwanese Ministry of Defense, which defined the maneuver as highly provocative.
• The Taiwan Ministry of Defense said that airplanes and ships have been sent and ground-based missile systems have been deployed to monitor the situation, as China conducts large-scale military exercises in the surrounding areas of Taiwan.

09:52 – Pelosi: My visit to Taipei was not about changing the status quo

The President of the US Chamber, Nancy Pelosi, has taken stock of the trip to the Asian region concluded today in Japan. We have said from the outset that our presence here is not about a change in the status quo in Taiwan or the region, Pelosi said, commenting on China’s harsh military reaction in response to the visit. The Chinese government does not appreciate that our friendship with Taiwan is solid, she added, according to which in the US House and Senate there is bipartisan support for peace and the status quo in Taiwan. Pelosi defended his decision to stop in Taipei despite the warnings from Beijing for weeks and criticized China on the human rights front: The fact, and I have said it over and over again, that if we do not take a stand for the human rights in China on the basis of commercial interests, we lose any moral authority to speak for human rights anywhere else in the world, the House Speaker said.

09:10 – Tsai: Ready to answer if necessary

In a video posted on the Taiwanese presidency’s official Twitter channel, President Tsai Ing-wen said the island’s army was ready to respond if necessary. Our government and our armed forces are closely monitoring Chinese military exercises and information warfare operations, ready to respond if necessary. regional security.

09:01 – China: ready to strengthen strategic cooperation with Russia

China says – through its foreign ministry – that it is ready to strengthen strategic cooperation with Russia and to jointly build an international system that gives the UN a leading role.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi recalled that the Moscow’s support for China and the Russian position on the Taiwan issue they confirm the high level of partnership between the two countries.

Beijing is ready to strengthen strategic cooperation with Russia so that together we can more effectively defend the international system, in which the UN plays a key role, as well as the order based on the norms of international law, Wang said during a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Cambodia.

08:57 – Blinken: provocative China due to a change in status quo

According to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, China’s reaction to the visit of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan was sensationally provocative.

Blinken, speaking at the East Asia Summit in Cambodia, said Beijing has tried to intimidate not only Taipei, but also its neighbors, after launching the biggest military maneuvers ever in the Taiwan Strait, aiming to change the status quo.

According to Bloomberg reports, Blinken remarked that Pelosi’s visit was peaceful.

08:23 – China triples its special forces for a surprise landing

(Guido Santevecchi) One shivers to read the reports of the research institutes on the numbers of Chinese military power compared with Taiwanese ones. The People’s Liberation Army deploys over a million ground soldiers, against the 100,000 defending the island. And 412,000 Chinese infantrymen have their bases in front of the Strait.

But not only this gigantism that worries Western strategists. After having favored large land units for decades for the defense of the borders with Russia and India, the new Chinese doctrine has recently tripled its elite force capable of a surprise landing, which today can count on 35,000 men trained as the US marines. They are brigades equipped with fast and versatile hovercraft-type vehicles, covered by air forces and airborne artillery. The artificial islands built in the South China Sea have been fortified and would inflict heavy losses on the US Navy coming to the rescue of the Taiwanese; Beijing boasts the development of a hypersonic Dongfeng DF-17 missile called aircraft carrier killer for its alleged ability to pierce the defenses of aircraft carriers that for decades have given superiority to the American fleet in the Pacific: the latest launch was broadcast on Sunday by Chinese TV . The complete article, signed by Guido Santevecchi, can be read here.

7:35 am – China has summoned the ambassador of Japan

China summoned the Japanese ambassador to Beijing to file severe grievances over Tokyo’s participation in a joint Group of Seven (G7) statement on Taiwan, which the Chinese authorities consider incorrect. Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister Deng Li expressed Chinese irritation to Japan’s ambassador to China, a statement from the Foreign Ministry said.

07:20 am – Taiwan’s Defense Minister: military vehicles sent to monitor the situation

The Taiwanese Ministry of Defense said that airplanes and ships have been sent and ground-based missile systems have been deployed to monitor the situation, as China conducts large-scale military exercises in the surrounding areas of Taiwan.

06:40 – Taiwan: Chinese ships and military planes have crossed the midline of the Strait

Chinese planes and warships crossed the Taiwan Strait midline on the second day of full-scale military exercises in response to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taipei. isola has defined the latest maneuvers as highly provocative. Starting at 11 local time (5 in Italy), more Chinese warplanes and warships conducted exercises around the Taiwan Strait and crossed the Strait’s midline, the ministry said.

06:00 – Pelosi in Tokyo: The US will not allow isolation

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, visiting Japan, said China will not isolate Taiwan by preventing US officials from traveling there. Pelosi spoke during his time in Tokyo, during the final leg of an Asia tour.

The Chinese have tried to isolate Taiwan, Pelosi said, including recently by barring it from joining the World Health Organization. They may try to prevent Taiwan from visiting or participating in other places, but they will not isolate Taiwan by preventing us from traveling there, the US House Speaker added.

August 5, 2022 (change August 5, 2022 | 10:06 am)

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