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High alert in China due to tensions between the US and Taiwan

Beijing recently denounced that the US sent weapons to Taiwan for about $ 70.000 million

The Chinese Army's Eastern Theater Command reported Monday that its troops are in high alert and they will carry out orders to “confront the enemy”, in a context of growing tensions with the United States over Taiwan, reported Prensa Latina.

The military body said the forces will "bury all invaders" and "march to victory" while conducting joint operations.

The eastern theater command led the recent patrols and exercises around Taiwan.

Naval exercises in the Yellow Sea

Apart from his publication, the People's Liberation Army This Monday a round of exercises began in the Yellow Sea that will last 14 days and simultaneously between tomorrow and Saturday it will carry out other drills in the Southern Sea.

All these operations involve a ban on navigation and follow others that started over the weekend in the South Sea and off the coast of Taiwan, amid friction with the United States over the possible visit to Taipei by the president of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi.

Meanwhile, the United States military said they will redouble operations, the deployment of personnel, the presence of war equipment and vehicles in the Asia-Pacific region, due to fears of a possible Chinese attack on the legislator's plane.

Beijing recently denounced that the US sent weapons to Taiwan for about $ 70.000 million

Polosi's visit to Taiwan

China reiterated on Monday that the People's Liberation Army (PLA) will not sit idly by if the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, visits Taiwan.

According to a Telesur report, during a press conference, the spokesman for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Zhao Lijian, reiterated that Beijing opposes Pelosi's visit to that island, which they consider part of China, and pointed out that his country will take strong countermeasures to safeguard its sovereignty and territorial integrity.

The spokesman's statements came amid heightened tensions in the Taiwan Strait, fueled after the announcement of Pelosi's tour of Asian nations (Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan), and her possible visit to Taiwan.

In June, Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe stated that his country would not hesitate to start a war if Taiwan declares independence.

Zhao said that if Pelosi travels to Taiwan it will seriously violate the one-China principle and send "wrong signals to separatists" in Taiwan.

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