China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) said Wednesday that it had “completed various tasks” around Taiwan after days of military exercises but said it would conduct regular patrols in the area, signaling that Beijing will keep up the pressure on the island in the wake of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit.
In a statement, the PLA’s Eastern Theater Command said it had “successfully completed various tasks, and effectively tested the integrated joint combat capabilities of the troops.”
The statement added that the command will “keep an eye on the changes in the situation in the Taiwan Strait, continue to carry out training and preparation for combat, organize regular combat readiness patrols in the direction of the Taiwan Strait, and resolutely defend national sovereignty and territorial integrity.”
Since Pelosi visited Taiwan, the Chinese military held its largest-ever military exercises around the island and took unprecedented steps during those drills, including the simulation of a blockade and firing missiles over Taiwan. China has also flown planes across the median line that separates the Taiwan Strait every day since Pelosi’s visit, an operation that is now expected to be routine.
Pelosi said Wednesday that the US can’t let China establish a “new normal” in its military drills around Taiwan, which are a consequence of her visit. “What we saw with China is that they were trying to establish sort of a new normal. And we just can’t let that happen,” she said.
Tensions could escalate further in the region as the US says it’s planning to send plans and ships into sensitive waters near China, including the Taiwan Strait and the South China Sea.
23 thoughts on “China’s Military Says ‘Tasks’ Near Taiwan Complete, Plans Regular Patrols”
Love Pelosi’s “US can’t LET China establish a ‘new normal’ ” — wow. She truly thinks she’s the Wicked Witch of the West who can wave a wand and the flying monkeys will swarm out to do her bidding. Somehow. Anyhow. We have such a group of senile politicians at that top it is truly frightening.
I got an excellent visual on that…!
Pelosi evidently doesn’t realize that SHE is the one attempting to create a new normal. Her efforts are an intentional challenge to the “One China” policy (which the White House says we support).
China will emulate Washington by doing both: stating its resolve for a peaceful resolution while simultaneously inching closer.
That seems logical, doesn’t it?…
China will do what it pleases.
And apparently, so will the US…
But, only One of them knows What it is doing…!
China and Indonesia Ditch the Dollar
Nicely laid out and seemingly very logical…
Everything in life seems like ’cause and effect’ and everything in life comes at a price, don’t you think?…
I hope this financial and trade boycott eventually involves the other 190-plus nations.
Short of precipatating a nuclear war, my preference is they ban oil, natural gas, and raw material exports (rare earth metals, PGM, uranium, etc) to America.
If the Americans really want these metals, they’ll be forced to pay the costs by domestic mining.
I admire your sand TM but I’m not sure this would fly very far…
I realize its a long-shot proposition, but I can dream, can’t I?
Ummm..this idea will lead to nuclear war, we invaded Afghanistan for the rare metals, it wasn’t about 911. Whe Biden withdrew, China moved in and now controls them. I’m no fan of being the world bully, but not sure how you logically expect rich poeple to not go to war over it and get us killed. Because if China does what you propose, missiles will be poppin, in the cold November rain.
All events are part and parcel of engineered processes.
Before my proposal gains traction–if it does–the world’s citizens will be in a tug-of-war to stay alive during either an inflationary or hyperinflationary process.
Taken together with the WEF’s machinations, COVID kill shots, and the Energy Cliff, it may not be realistic to forecast the EV, solar and windpower movement will gain significant global traction.
If you have confidence in Washington, then there’s little reason to suspect they want you six-feet under.
Keep in mind the past 70-plus years has been about Washington’s colour revolution operations to grab what they preferred not to accomplish through “peaceful negotiations.”
The “median line” of the Taiwan Strait is rooted in about as much legal authority as the Mason-Dixon line of the US, which is Zero.
I think China should impose a 90 day moratorium on exports to the US so Americans can walk down the empty aisles at Walmart and pick which China they want to go with.
That made me laugh out loud! And thank you!
China bashers are Walmart deniers.
Walmart is The Great Retail Mother.
Can’t understand why the U.S. is so hostile to China when America depends so much on China on practically anything. Be careful what you wish for!
Let’s get some facts straight. There is no country called Taiwan, ever. Its official name is Republic of China(ROC), which used to govern Taiwan and China mainland. 1949 ROC led by President Chiang Kaishek lost in a civil war to revolutionaries led by Mao and moved the central govt to Taiwan Province. Mao established a govt called People’s Republic of China (PRC) on the mainland. Over the years both sides have launched attacks against each other without success. So what is happening around Taiwan is nothing new. It is an unfinished Chinese civil war! One can’t call that aggression one way or the other!
So when you hear someone say defend Taiwan from China, they are actually saying defend Chinese(ROC) from Chinese(PRC). Funny, right?
And WTF is Pelosi and who made her Queen? F her and the $h!t brown horse she rode in on! Go back to corporate piracy and get out of arms sales witch.
Well said JC4P! I feel bad for the horse though…
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