China conducts live fire ballistic missile drills off Taiwan's coast in response to Pelosi visit

by News Update

China’s military held missile firing drills in the waters surrounding Taiwan on Thursday, China’s state media reported, a day after a visit by United States House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the self-ruled island that Beijing regards as its sovereign territory.

Taiwan’s defence ministry confirmed that several Dongfeng missiles had been fired in waters to the northeast and southwest of the island. Taiwan officials have said the drills violate United Nations rules, invade Taiwan’s territorial space and are a direct challenge to free air and sea navigation.

Russia signaled its support for China’s move, with Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov saying Pelosi’s visit was an “unnecessary provocation” and that China has the sovereign right to hold military drills in it’s territorial waters.

U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said the U.S. opposes any unilateral efforts to change the Taiwan status quo, especially by force, and its policy on Taiwan has not changed.

“I want to emphasize, nothing has changed about our position and I hope very much that Beijing will not manufacture a crisis or seek a pretext to increase this aggressive military activity,” said Secretary of State Antony Blinken in his opening speech during the meeting in Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh.

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21 comments

Rundvelt August 4, 2022 - 10:42 PM

Man, it's almost as if the Chinese view Joe Biden as weak and incompetent.

Mela August 4, 2022 - 10:42 PM

Nancy Piglosi unnecessarily provoked China. USA wants a war in Taiwan for their own benefits.

Donna Cabot August 4, 2022 - 10:43 PM

So much for climate crisis

Spartan_A117 August 4, 2022 - 10:45 PM

Thanks alot Pelosi

something August 4, 2022 - 10:46 PM

Guys, make sure your shelters ready yall

Vince Vincent August 4, 2022 - 10:49 PM

🇨🇳 junk!

Victor Rivera August 4, 2022 - 10:52 PM

I would like to see US having military drills by the coastline of China. Just for China see how it feels making them near other countries

VIP HD August 4, 2022 - 10:53 PM

Report china army for trolling and harming the oxygen with nukes

WolfeCanada August 4, 2022 - 10:54 PM

Just posturing and empty threats. China hasn't got the balls to invade Taiwan. It's all talk, no action.

Kt August 4, 2022 - 10:54 PM

Provocations also serves no one!

Double A August 4, 2022 - 10:55 PM

I can’t stop laughing

BonSang August 4, 2022 - 10:55 PM

ridiculously childish

RedAlfa August 4, 2022 - 10:56 PM

like-minded countries like the US??!! really with all those bombings and refugees crisis around the world the US made you call the US a minded country? Taiwan is gone complete brainwash.

TheSweetOne August 4, 2022 - 10:58 PM

You haven't fired enough missles, lol, I don't believe you, lol. Just keep firing, hahaha, go ahead and waste 'em …. Foolish CCP, if they pick a fight with a small country the will get dropped by NATO and allies. China really is run by a bunch of whiny self absorbed toddlers just like Trump.

Mein August 4, 2022 - 10:59 PM

Chinese trying to hit Taiwan but they miss everytime. 😅🤣🤣

kevin Jhonson August 4, 2022 - 11:06 PM

All posturing

Andrew A August 4, 2022 - 11:07 PM

whooooo cares!!!!!!!!

SolitaryBell August 4, 2022 - 11:09 PM

Booooorerrriiiinnnnngggg!!

3yexQSx August 4, 2022 - 11:11 PM

US left mess everywhere, when it said support you or stand with you, it means you are in trouble soon.

Hai Domo August 4, 2022 - 11:14 PM

Next time China will be smarter having drills before Pelosi arrives.

Just Working for the weekend August 4, 2022 - 11:15 PM

China is gonna lay the smackdown