The Chinese military announced on the 15th that it held military exercises in the waters and airspace around Taiwan.
The exercises were said to be in response to a visit to Taiwan by a bipartisan delegation of US Congressmen.
The Eastern Theater Command, which has jurisdiction over the East China Sea in the Chinese military, announced on the 15th that it conducted practical exercises in the waters and airspace around Taiwan.
"The exercise is a solemn threat to the United States and Taiwan's continued political schemes that are destroying peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait," it said.
In addition, a spokesman for China's Ministry of Defense also released a statement on the 15th, regarding the visit to Taiwan by five bipartisan members of both houses of the U.S. Congress, including Senator Markey, saying, It violates China's sovereignty and territorial integrity, and completely exposes the United States as a destroyer of peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait."
He said that the Eastern Theater Command's military exercises around Taiwan were "a decisive counterattack against the collusion and provocation between the United States and Taiwan," and that it was a countermeasure against the visit to Taiwan by the U.S. legislative delegation. increase.
The Chinese military reacted strongly to House Speaker Pelosi's recent visit to Taiwan for the first time in 25 years by an incumbent Speaker of the House. increasing military pressure.