On Saturday, China declared three days of military drills in the vicinity of Taiwan as a “stern warning.”
While the island grapples with “continuing authoritarian expansionism” from China, Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen stated on Saturday that Taipei will continue cooperating with Washington and other democracies.
After Tsai visited with US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy in Los Angeles earlier this week, China military exercise is scheduled for three days from Saturday, calling them a “stern warning” to the island’s self-governing administration.
China military exercise
Tsai met with a US congressional delegation in Taipei that was led by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul hours after China military exercise, which sees self-ruled Taiwan as a part of its own territory, announced the exercises.
We have experienced ongoing authoritarian expansionism in recent years, “At the meeting, Tsai noted.
“The importance of cooperation among democracies has increased. She continued, “We will keep cooperating with the US and other like-minded nations to jointly preserve the values of freedom and democracy.”
McCaul, who is in charge of all American arms exports, claimed that the US was preparing to send weapons to Taiwan as soon as possible.
He declared, “We are doing everything we can in Congress to hasten these purchases and provide the weapons you need to defend yourselves, and we will give your military training not for war but for peace.
Whether it is (Russian President Vladimir) Putin’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine or Communist China’s aggression against your country and the Pacific, it is crucial that all democracies unite against tyranny and persecution.
China’s three-day operation, known as “Union Sharp Sword,” will last until Monday, according to a statement from the Eastern Theatre Command of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA).
According to Shi Yin, a PLA spokeswoman, the war exercises will send people, ships, and aircraft into “the maritime areas and air space of the Taiwan Strait, off the northern and southern beaches of the island, and to the island’s east.”