Beijing, July 31 (Prensa Latina) – The People’s Liberation Army of China (PLA) today confirmed that it has conducted air exercises around Taiwan, reaffirming its confidence, ability and will to protect the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Shen Jinke, spokesman for the air command, said at a press conference that the operations in the area took place several hours ago, they include patrols with different types of ships, and there are also more drills in the South Seas “to strengthen the ability to deal with any threat.” To finish.”
According to him it is a “sacred duty of every EPL pilot to defend the homeland”.
Aside from Shen’s remarks, local television showed video of the launch of the DF-17 hypersonic missile, which is nearly impossible to intercept, can hit moving targets and is believed to be key to the country’s military incursions.
Other audiovisual media circulating on social media also showed moments of live fire drills in Taiwan’s airspace.
China began maneuvers in the South Seas on Friday and off Taiwan this Saturday amid deep tensions with the United States over the possible visit of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taipei.
Beijing has in recent days reiterated its opposition to the US political trip and all sorts of official exchanges with the island, stressing that it will take decisive action to protect national sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Meanwhile, the US military said it would redouble operations, deployment of personnel, presence of wartime equipment and vehicles in the Asia-Pacific region amid fears of a possible Chinese attack on the lawmaker’s plane.
Pelosi would be the highest-ranking official to travel to Taiwan since 1997, and the Pentagon is planning additional protective measures, fearing any incident or misunderstanding could jeopardize her safety.
In this regard, local analysts indicated that if he insisted, the EPL would respond by dispatching warplanes to intercept his plane, declaring air and sea restriction zones around the Southern Territory, deploying missiles off their shores, and initiating war drills.
The practices would cover the space separating Taiwan from Japan and Guam, include electronic weapons, long-range missiles, amphibious landings and a fence for the passage of foreign troops.
The departure of the Chinese ambassador to Washington and sanctions against Taipei visitors are also under consideration, along with forecasting devastating effects on peace and the region’s economy.
Wu Yongping, a well-known voice from Tsinghua University, said that even the Asian giant will take comprehensive countermeasures in military, diplomatic, economic and public opinion while the situation may trigger the reunification of the southern island.