China says it’s military will never sit Idly by if US house of representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi were to visit Taiwan the self ruled island claimed by Beijing.
In Beijing Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian reitelared earlier warning on Monday says there will be serious consequences if she insists on making the visit he did not spell out any consequences.
We are fully prepared for any eventuality, he said, the people liberation army LPA will never sit Idly by, china will take more strong and resolute measure to safe guard it’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
China have been steadily ratcheting up diplomatic and military pressure on Taiwan threat of retaliation over a visit by Pelosi have driven concerned of a new Crisis in the Taiwan straits, which separate the two sides that could roll global market and supply chain.
Several Taiwan media outlets reported late on Monday that Pelosi was set to visit Taiwan on Tuesday and spend the night in Taipei citing unnamed source.
One of the newspaper, Liberty times said Pelosi was scheduled to visit Taiwan parliament on Wednesday morning before continuing her Asia trip.
The Taiwan foreign ministry said it has no comment on reports of Pelosi travel plan.
The US side needs to fulfill President Biden’s commitment of not supporting “Taiwan independence” and refrain from arranging for a visit by Speaker Pelosi to Taiwan. pic.twitter.com/hK7PKmuLmz
— Spokesperson发言人办公室 (@MFA_China) August 1, 2022