Ships from China and Taiwan were moving close to each other in the Taiwan Strait this weekend. “Both sides are showing restraint,” a source familiar with the matter told Reuters. The source describes the nations’ actions as a cat-and-mouse game at sea.
Taiwan’s Defense Ministry announced, among other things, that it has land-based anti-ship missiles ready during Chinese military exercises in the past few days.
The exercises are the largest ever for China around Taiwan. A large number of warplanes, warships and China participated Robots launched over Taiwan.
Appeared as a reaction to Nancy Pelosi’s visit
Earlier this week, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi toured Taiwan, describing the intense Chinese exercises as a reaction to it. Draw attention to the visit.
A White House spokesperson called the Chinese exercises “provocative” and “irresponsible,” and added that they “increase the risk of miscalculation,” TT wrote.
The aim of the exercises, according to the Chinese Ministry of Defense, was to test weapons systems at sea and on land. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in a statement on Sunday that Taiwan is part of the territory of China and not part of the United States.
He also said that China’s actions in Taiwan were fair and legal, and aimed at protecting Taiwan, according to Reuters.