The Taiwanese Government said they are prepared to defend Taiwan from China.
China fired missiles in the Taiwan water in response to a controversial visit by the United States House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan. Pelosi was presented with Taiwan’s highest civilian honor, the Order of Propitious Clouds. She was rewarded for defying the Republic of China. She is the highest US official to visit Taiwan in years despite threats from China on entering their territory.
Taiwanese MP Wang Ting-yu, speaking on Channel Four news, said that the Pelosi visit may have caused China’s president anger
He said that there is danger in China’s aggressive strategy of major military drills and blockades.
Taiwan’s defense has also noted that they have monitored over 20 China fighter jets crossing the median line. And they will continue to monitor the Chinese defense force.
Japan also reported that five of the ballistic missiles by China landed in their economic zone ;a complaint was sent through diplomatic channels.
Ting-yu said that China is using many ways to block and suffocate Taiwan, even though they have the power to invade.
He said they are worried about being in a similar war as Ukraine but noted that Taiwan will have a different scenario because of the geography and preparation of the Taiwan defense force.
President Tsai Ing-wen stated that Taiwan will not instigate confrontation but will resolutely defend its country.
The global backlash from Pelosi’s visit
Many have now wondered what will happen with the US-China Policy now that China is very angry with Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan.
Analysts have warned that many risks lie ahead due to this visit. As tensions have been rising this can see the US being involved again in a potential war.
The White House has now stated that its objective is to create ways for handling differences negotiating directly between the two presidents.
China’s ambassador to the United Nations, Zhang Jun, told Al Jazeera that they hope that the United States will draw a lesson from such a situation and that they should honor their commitment to the ‘One-China’ principle, and not support any claim of independence.
He said that he hopes the US will stop doing anything further by undermining China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, speaking at the ASEAN-US Ministerial meeting in Cambodia, said that he “hopes very much that Beijing will not manufacture a crisis or seek a pretense to increase its aggressive military action”. Blinken said that the United States hopes for peace between China and Taiwan.
He is not the only one calling for peace because in the Caribbean islands of St. Vincent ,the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonzales, who is currently on a state visit in Taiwan, says he will be writing to the President of China. He says that he wants peace and that China should desist from all military actions against Taiwan.