August 17, 2022
Asia Pacific China news Taiwan US foreign policy World news

Taiwan and China step up military rhetoric as expected Pelosi visit looms

US House speaker is expected to arrive in Taiwan on Tuesday in a controversial visit likely to increase tensions between Beijing and Washington

Taiwan’s defence ministry has warned it would appropriately dispatch forces in reaction to “enemy threats”, as China stepped up its military rhetoric on the day of a highly controversial expected visit to Taipei by US speaker Nancy Pelosi.

In a statement on Tuesday, the defence ministry said it had a full grasp of military activity near Taiwan and the “determination, ability and confidence” to ensure Taiwan’s national security. It added that it had made various unspecified plans for an emergency.

Continue reading…

Related posts

Boris Johnson and Prince Charles to hold Rwanda talks


Russia-Ukraine war: Zelenskiy to ‘punish atrocities’ as family dies trying to evacuate Irpin – live


Samoan rugby player Kelly Meafua dies after jumping from bridge in France