China Responds to Pelosi’s Imperial Arrogance

The Stephen Lendman Blog

On Tuesday in response to Pelosi’s affront to Chinese sovereignty, the PLA began conducting live-fire maritime and aerial drills around Taiwan — surrounding the island.

According to China’s Global Times, they feature “J-20 stealth fighter jets and test-firing of conventional missiles…with additional important drills announced for days to come.”

Beginning moments after Pelosi arrived in Taipei, they’re ongoing in waters and airspace “north, southwest and southeast of the island…”

They include “live-fire shooting…in the Taiwan Strait and…missile test launches…east of the island.”

While ongoing for a number of days, “Taiwan will be surrounded by PLA drills in five directions.”

Drills are likely designed to develop PLA capabilities to seize the island militarily if unable to do it peacefully.

According to PLA Eastern Theater Command deputy chief of staff, Gu Zhong, as reported by GT:

Drills involve “courses like joint blockade, sea assault, land attack and air superiority seizing plus live-fire…

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