China is using air and sea drills around Taiwan to prepare for the island invasion and to change the status quo in the Asia-Pacific region . This is what Taipei Foreign Minister Joseph Wu said that "China has used the exercises and its military manual to prepare for the invasion of Taiwan".
Speaking at a press conference, Wu added that "Beijing's real intention is to alter the status quo in the Taiwan Strait and the entire Asia-Pacific region." Wu condemned Beijing for extending its military exercises around the island.
Beijing "is conducting large-scale military exercises and missile launches, as well as cyber attacks, a campaign of disinformation and economic coercion to undermine public morale in Taiwan ," he continued.
The minister then wanted to thank the Western allies , including the United States after Pelosi's visit, for resisting pressure from China. "It was a clear message to the world that democracy will not bow to the intimidation of authoritarianism," he said.
Meanwhile, Chinese military exercises around Taiwan go on . The Eastern Theater Command of the People's Liberation Army announced that it has continued to organize joint maneuvers "in the sea and in the space around the island" today. The goal, a note reads, is to " focus on organizing containment and support operations ". Specifically, China will hold a round of real-fire artillery maneuvers - with real shells - in the southern waters of the Yellow Sea, north of Taiwan, from 11 to 13 August, facing South Korea.
(Unioneonline / vl)