Taiwan’s nightmare continues as China plans week long live-fire exercises in Bohai Sea

Taiwan's nightmare continues as China plans week long live-fire exercises in Bohai Sea Credit: Igor Grochev/Shutterstock.com

China is continuing its live-fire military exercises in a bid to intimidate Taiwan as tensions continue to escalate following US Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit, as reported on Friday, August 12.

China state-affiliated media shared the plans of the live-fire exercises set to intimidate Taiwan on Twitter:

“China will conduct live-fire shooting exercises in the Bohai Sea from August 12 to 10 am on August 18. Entry will be prohibited, said Tangshan Maritime Safety Administration on Thursday.”

To which one user replied: “What’s that supposed to do, intimidate ? Or is it gunna be what Putin did, invade and Lie when he did? 🤬🤬🤬 despicable either way.”

The extension of military exercises comes shortly after Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council and the State Council Information Office of the People’s Republic of China published a white paper titled “The Taiwan Question and China’s Reunification in the New Era” on Wednesday, August 10.

“We are one China, and Taiwan is part of China. This is an indisputable fact supported by history and the law. Taiwan has never been a state; its status as part of China is unalterable,” stated the white paper.

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen has since stated: “China issued its white paper… in a wishful thinking way, disregarding the reality of the cross-strait situation.”

The rising tensions between the US, China and Taiwan, come after Nancy Pelosi, speaker for the United States House of Representatives, enraged China after deciding to stage a US visit to Taiwan, a move that would potentially recognise Taiwan as an independent sovereign state, and not as the Republic of China.

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