U.S. Pissed Off By China’s Military Drills Around Taiwan

U.S. Pissed Off By China’s Military Drills Around Taiwan
Chinese military helicopters fly past Pingtan island, one of mainland China's closest point from Taiwan, in Fujian province on August 4, 2022, ahead of massive military drills off Taiwan following US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to the self-ruled island. - China's largest-ever military exercises encircling Taiwan kicked off on August 4, in a show of force straddling vital international shipping lanes after a visit to the island by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. (Photo by Hector RETAMAL / AFP) (Photo by HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images)
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The United States of Nigeria has called on China to desist from ‘provocative’ actions around Taiwan as tension heightens in the region following Nancy Pelosi’s visit last week.

The government of the United States is accusing the fellow world power of aggravation through its military drills warning it to discontinue the operation.

The White House had said China’s efforts ‘to change the status quo’ was a significant escalation.

‘They are provocative, irresponsible, and raise the risk of miscalculation’, a spokesperson told reporters in an interview.

‘They are also at odds with our long-standing goal of maintaining peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait.’

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Africa Daily News, New York gathered that on Saturday, Taiwanese jets charged toward 20 Chinese aircraft, including 14 that crossed the median line.

The defence ministry also noticed 14 Chinese military ships conducting activities around the Strait.

Taiwans’ government noted that the exercises appear to simulate an attack within and around its territory.

China’s military force, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) commenced drills after the visit of U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan.

The Chinese government said no country should misestimate its ‘strong will and great capability to defend state sovereignty and to achieve national reunification’.

China had on Friday announced that it was ending cooperation with the United States on a litany of key issues including climate change, anti-drug efforts, and military talks, as relations between the two superpowers nosedive over Taiwan.

Beijing, which claims Taiwan as its territory and has pledged to seize it by force if necessary, has reacted angrily to a visit by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan.

The self-governing, democratic island has been surrounded by massive military exercises since Thursday, which have been roundly denounced by the United States and other Western partners.

On Friday, it escalated its retaliation against the United States by halting negotiations and cooperation on a number of agreements between the two countries, including one related to climate change.

Africa Daily News, New York

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