World Taiwan continues his military exercises after the repeated threats of Beijing
A richer, stronger China warns Pelosi not to visit Taiwan
BEIJING (AP) — Beijing grumbled but swallowed its irritation in 1997 when then-Speaker Newt Gingrich of the U.S. House of Representatives visited Taiwan, the island democracy claimed by the mainland’s ruling Communist Party as its own territory. China had other priorities. President Jiang Zemin’s government was preparing to celebrate Hong Kong’s return and wanted to lock in Beijing’s emergence from diplomatic isolation after its 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations in Tiananmen Square. Gingrich, a booster of closer U.S.-Chinese ties, had just helped that campaign by meeting Jiang in Beijing. China avoided a disruptive clash with Washington.
The Taiwanese army proceeded on Thursday on Thursday morning, to a new defense exercise with real ammunition in the county of Pingtung. The day before, China had announced the end of its maneuvers in the Taiwan Strait, while ensuring that it "will continue to prepare for war".
Beijing ended his military maneuvers. But that does not stop thewhich carried out a new exercise with real ammunition, Thursday August 11. She carried out shots of shells and light rockets as part of this defense exercise, told AFP Lou Woei-Jye, spokesperson for the 8th army corps. These maneuvers in the county of Pingtung (south), started at 8:30 am (2:30 a.m. in Paris), lasted an hour, he added.
Nancy Pelosi's Taiwan Visit: Chinese Military to Conduct Drills Around Taiwan
The White House warns China not to use the trip as a "pretext to increase aggressive military activity" near Taiwan.Before arriving in Taiwan, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stopped in Malaysia.
"We have two objectives in the exercises, the first is to ensure the good condition of the artillery and its good maintenance and the second is to confirm the results of last year," said Lou Woei-Jye , in reference to military exercises in 2021.
A live retransmission showed artillery parts aligned on the coast and soldiers, divided into units, pulling one after the other the belts to the open sea.
Beijing does not renounce "the use of the force" against his neighbor . Hundreds of men participated in these two sessions, according to the army. The authorities have minimized the scope of these exercises, ensuring that they were already programmed and were not an answer to those of China.
Beijing prevailed after, launching exercises Aériens and Maritimes of several days around the island. Taipei accused China of having taken the pretext of the visit of Nancy Pelosi to train in an invasion.
How is China trying to redefine power balance in Taiwan Strait?
Beijing's pledge to conduct "regular patrols" near Taiwan after large-scale military drills points to a worrisome and dangerous development, according to analysts.After seven days of large-scale military exercises around Taiwan, the Chinese People's Liberation Army announced on Wednesday that the drills-- held in response to a recent visit to the island by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi -- had concluded. Beijing, however, pledged to continue "regular combat readiness patrols" in the area, raising the possibility of frequent Chinese military operations near the self-governed democratic island.
Beijing announced on Wednesday the end of his maneuvers, declaring that his forces had "led to various tasks" in the Taiwan Strait while promising to continue to patrol in his waters. But, in the same statement,assured that it "will continue to conduct military training and prepare for war".
At the same time, the Chinese Bureau of Taiwanese affairs declared, Wednesday, in a white paper that Beijing does not give up "not the use of the force" against his neighbor and reserved "the possibility of taking all the necessary measures".
"We are willing to create a large space (cooperation) in order to achieve peaceful reunification," said the document. "But we will not leave any room for maneuver to separatist actions aimed at pseudo-independence from Taiwan."
US, Taiwan agree trade talks in face of 'growing China coercion' .
Taiwan and the United States announced plans on Thursday for trade talks in the early autumn as a senior US diplomat warned Beijing will continue to squeeze the self-ruled democracy it claims as its own. The United States and Taiwan share a longstanding trade and investment relationship. Taiwan is also a crucial global supplier of some of the most advanced semiconductors used in everything from mobile phones and laptops to cars and missiles. But Taiwan's largest trading partner by far remains China. Last year 42 percent of Taiwan's exports went to China and Hong Kong compared to 15 percent for the United States.