China Violently Threatens Pelosi, US Officials With Message They Will NEVER Forget
(USNewsMag.com) – On Tuesday, August 2, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) visited Taiwan. The day before her trip to the island, China posted a threatening video that caused concern. The country took even more aggressive steps upon her arrival.
The Chinese military posted a video Monday showing soldiers grabbing their weapons, fighter jets leaving airfields, and missile strikes. The New York Post reported that the country previously warned that any trip by the Democratic lawmaker to Taiwan would result in “serious consequences.” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian told reporters a visit from Pelosi would lead to his nation taking “resolute and strong measures to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity.”
NOW – China's People's Liberation Army just posted a new video on WeChat ahead of Pelosi's potential visit to Taiwan.pic.twitter.com/QaiFcdGCn1
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On Tuesday, when Pelosi headed for the island, it caused a massive uproar. China deployed fighter jets to the dividing line along the Taiwan Strait. The United States Navy deployed four warships to the region, as well. However, the Pentagon downplayed the movement of its vessels, calling it routine.
The House Speaker’s trip took place even though President Joe Biden had cautioned against it. He’d previously told the press that the US military didn’t support the representative’s plans. There are fears it could cause China to attack. Republicans, however, have cheered her on for not backing down in the face of Chinese threats.
Pelosi’s trip to the island was the first time a high-ranking official had set foot in Taiwan since former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich visited in 1997.
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