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- Chinese Jets Buzz Taiwan Strait, Govt Websites Hit By Cyberattack With Pelosi Plane En Route
by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/
Update(8:27ET): Sources speaking to Reuters have detailed that Chinese warplanes buzzed the dividing line separating the Taiwan Strait earlier in the day as House Speaker Pelosi’s US Air Force plane is said to be en route. In what marks the clearest sign that Beijing has prepped potential ‘military options’ – a flurry of Eastern Theater Command activity is taking place in waters and airspace just outside the self-ruled island of Taiwan:
In addition to Chinese planes flying close to the median line of the strait, several Chinese warships sailed near the unofficial dividing line since Monday, the source told Reuters. The source said both Chinese warships and aircraft “squeezed” the median line on Tuesday morning, an unusual move the person described as “very provocative.”
The Chinese aircraft repeatedly conducted tactical moves of briefly “touching” the median line and circling back to the other side of the strait on Tuesday morning, while Taiwanese aircraft were on standby nearby, the person said.
There have been conflicting reports that Taiwan’s forces are on “high alert” – particularly on the outer islands, however, which the defense ministry has sought to downplay.
JUST IN – Both aircraft carriers of China's People's Liberation Army move out from homeports, communist state-media reports.
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Looks like Pelosi's plane C40C is carefully avoiding flying over South China Sea, now passed thru Kalimantan on its way to Taiwan's Songshan airport pic.twitter.com/xvpB1WHUuM
— Carl Zha (@CarlZha) August 2, 2022