China carries out ‘combat readiness patrols’ as US delegation visits Taiwan — RT World News

China’s military conducted “combat readiness police patrols” in the direction of the Taiwan Strait on Tuesday, an Eastern Theater Command spokesperson said, after a US delegation arrived in Taipei via an American Navy aircraft.

Shi Yi, a spokesperson said Tuesday that the drill was done in response the the “seriously wrong words and deeds of relevant countries”Participation in Taiwan Issue

Tan Kefei, a spokesperson for the Chinese military, criticized a report that US lawmakers visited Taiwan on Tuesday via an American military aircraft.

He demanded that Washington also stop provocations. “all destructive actions that lead to the escalation of tension in the Taiwan Strait”.

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army will always maintain a state of high alert and take all necessary measures to resolutely smash any interference by external forces and separatist plots for ‘Taiwan independence’.

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Washington and Beijing have become more hostile to Taiwan in recent years. China regards Taiwan as part of its one China policy. The Chinese government has made repeated demands to Washington and London to end any interference in Taiwan’s internal affairs.

Last week, in an effort to clamp down on secessionist sentiment, a spokeswoman for China’s Taiwan Affairs Office, Zhu Fenglian, said that Beijing had made a list of people deemed “stubbornly pro-Taiwan independence,”We will make sure they are dealt with according to law. They could be reprimanded by being barred from entry to mainland China with their family, and also banned from Hong Kong and Macau.

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The Chinese military held assault drills near Taiwan in August in response to what it called “provocations”In reference to increased US military and diplomatic relations with Taipei.

Beijing has been compared to the United States “biggest destroyer of peace” in late July after the American Navy sailed its seventh warship through the Taiwan strait since President Joe Biden assumed office in January. The US and UK have said their naval patrols through the Taiwan Strait are intended to protect the region’s open waters.

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