Pelosi is on the way to Asia pic.twitter.com/af1mf7HYsc
— 🆁🆄🆂🆂🅸🅰🅽 🅼🅰🆁🅺🅴🆃 (@russian_market) July 30, 2022
- China Launches Live-Fire Drills Off Taiwan With US Carrier Group Nearby, As Pelosi’s Plane En Route To Asia
by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/
According to prior comments from President Biden, the Pentagon wants House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to cancel her visit to Taiwan – but now pending her possible arrival in Taipei the US military has moved a Navy strike group into the South China Sea led by the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier.
The USS Reagan left a port call in Singapore and is now patrolling waters near China, with Beijing flexing its own military muscle by launching fresh naval exercises near the self-ruled island – and more worrisomely issuing threats that the PLA military is on stand-by to respond with “forceful measures” if needed. Turkey’s EHA media outlet on Saturday is circulating (unverified) video purporting to show large US warplane formation flyovers of the South China sea, with destroyers below…
📹| Warplanes of the US Navy are flying near Taiwan.
▪️Very harsh statements from China continue to come before US House of Representatives Speaker Pelosi's visit to Taiwan
▪️Tension in the region has risen to its highest level. pic.twitter.com/9AzZGQ3QPy
— EHA News (@eha_news) July 30, 2022
#Latest China's remarks on countering #Pelosi's possible visit to #Taiwan shows highest level of warning. All options, including military ones, are already on the table. It's crucial to accurately understand China's remarks and avoid misunderstandings, experts.@globaltimesnews pic.twitter.com/0LRJ4e0Jgt
— Zhang Meifang张美芳 (@CGMeifangZhang) July 30, 2022
Satellite images show the arrival of the US aircraft carrier strike group, led by the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, into the South China Sea en route to the Taiwan Strait. pic.twitter.com/8NFH4RWupc
— Spriteer (@spriteer_774400) July 28, 2022
🇨🇳🇺🇸 Chinese navy warships are chasing the USS Ronald Reagan in the South China Sea
🚩 @ResistanceTrench pic.twitter.com/hch5yrUHjC
— TPYXA ⚡ Middle East (@middleeasttime) July 30, 2022
“Don’t say we didn’t warn you!” Analysts warned at a top-level think tank forum that open options in military and comprehensive countermeasures ranging from economy and diplomacy from China will wait if Pelosi gambles to visit Taiwan island. https://t.co/zDDsidxb3m
— Global Times (@globaltimesnews) July 29, 2022
Don't want to sound alarmist, but IMO it's notable that at this time of US-China tension, 3 of China's largest/newest roll-on/roll-off civilian ferries appear to be off their normal routes and are in or have moved south toward the Taiwan Strait. All 3 are associated with the PLA.
— Thomas Shugart (@tshugart3) July 30, 2022