An air force spokesman said on Sunday that China would “resolutely protect its national sovereignty and territorial integrity”, referring to Taiwan, as tensions rise over the autonomous island.
State media quoted Air Force spokesman Shin Jinqi as saying at a military air show that the air force has many types of combat aircraft capable of flying “to the precious island of our motherland”.
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, No. 3 in the presidential line of succession, indicated Friday that she is on her way to a trip to Asia. She did not mention Taiwan, but speculation about a visit there has intensified in recent days, stoking tensions.
Pelosi’s office said she will visit four Asian countries starting Sunday, not to mention Taiwan amid intense speculation that she might visit the self-governing island claimed by China.
“Nancy Pelosi is leading a congressional delegation to the Indo-Pacific, including visits to Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan,” the Representative’s office said.
“Those who play with fire will only get burned,” Xi Jinping told Joe Biden while talking about Taiwan.
Chinese President Xi Jinping warned his US counterpart Joe BidenOn Thursday, he said, Washington should respect the one-China principle and “those who play with fire will die for it.”
“The Air Force has the firm will, full confidence and sufficient capacity to defend national sovereignty and territorial integrity,” Shen said Sunday.
White House National Security spokesman John Kirby said on Friday that the United States He saw no evidence of imminent Chinese military activity against Taiwan.
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