Chinese army fakes attack on mainland Taiwan, Taipei says

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The army simulates an attack on the mainland of Taiwan, according to Taipei

A Chinese warplane was spotted over Taiwan's Pingtan Island on Friday.

Chinese warplanes and warships conducted a mock attack on Saturday. attack on the main island of Taiwan, according to the Taiwanese Ministry of Defense.

The Taiwanese armed forces have detected multiple groups of communist aircraft and ships operating around the Taiwan Strait, some of them crossing the median line, which are considered to be carrying out a mock attack. attack on the main island of Taiwan, the ministry said in a statement.

Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan continues to make waves. On Friday, China announced that it was ending cooperation with the United States on several issues, including climate change, and is continuing its large-scale military maneuvers around Taiwan.

The Taiwanese government says 68 aircraft and 13 Chinese warships crossed the strait's median line on Friday. It is an informal border, at sea, which separates the two neighbors.

The day before, Chinese military operations had taken place all around the island, approaching about 20 km from the coast. State broadcaster CCTV claimed that Chinese missiles even flew over Taiwan for the first time.

Taipei has not confirmed. We did not expect our malevolent neighbor to flaunt his power at our doorstep and arbitrarily endanger the world's busiest waterways with his military exercises, Taiwanese Prime Minister Su Tseng told reporters. -chang.

On Thursday August 4, 2022, Beijing fired a dozen ballistic missiles and deployed its air force and navy in the six maritime zones around Taiwan

On the diplomatic scene, this is also rock climbing.

Beijing on Friday announced it was suspending China-US climate change talks and canceling a military leaders' talk and two security meetings, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said, citing the contempt shown by Pelosi while visiting China. Taiwan despite strong opposition from China.

The escalation of tensions between China and Taiwan continues in the wake of the visit of the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States Nancy Pelosi. Mélanie Joly said that the Canadian charge d'affaires in Beijing, as well as his counterparts from the G7 countries, have been lectured by the Chinese authorities. Explanations with our correspondent in Washington Frédéric Arnould.

Among the other measures announced on Friday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it was suspending cooperation with Washington on the repatriation of illegal migrants, as well as&# x27;in matters of justice, transnational crime and the fight against drugs.

“It is impossible to solve the world's most pressing problems without effective dialogue and cooperation between the two countries.

— Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General

Japan expressed a formal diplomatic protest against Beijing, believing that five of the Chinese missiles fell on the ground. #x27;within its exclusive economic zone.

Canada too suffered the wrath of Beijing. Our charge d'affaires in Beijing was lectured by the Chinese authorities. This was also the case for the other G7 allies. Their ambassadors and business managers were also lectured, mentioned Mélanie Joly, Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, on the sidelines of a press conference.

Ms. Joly said she was very concerned about the situation and China's aggressive rhetoric. She called on the Chinese government not to use Ms. Pelosi's visit to increase tensions and destabilize the region.

Earlier, the Chinese ministry had indicated that it was imposing sanctions on the leader of the Democrats in Congress and her immediate family, without detailing what they consisted of.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in a press release that Pelosi had seriously interfered in China's internal affairs, seriously undermined China's sovereignty and territorial integrity, had seriously violated the one-China principle and seriously threatened peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait.

Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi and other members of her delegation greet dignitaries before departing Taipei.

Ms. Pelosi was in Tokyo on Friday, last leg of his stay in Asia. She reiterated that the United States would not allow China to isolate Taiwan, assuring that her move was not intended to change the status quo here in Asia, to change the status quo in Taiwan.

< p class="e-p">China, which considers Taiwan to be an integral part of its territory, launched Thursday, in response to the visit of the elected American, the most important military exercises in its history around the island. The latter must last until Sunday, but the United States asks that they stop before.

Washington is not left out and has convened the #x27;Chinese ambassador to the United States, Qin Gang, Thursday at the White House, to receive explanations about China's provocative actions, reports the Washington Post, taking up the about the Biden administration.

In this context, the optimism of Taiwanese residents is crumbling. According to a poll by the Taiwanese Public Opinion Foundation think tank, about 78 percent of 19,500 respondents said they were unconvinced or unconvinced that the United States would assist their island in the event of an attack from China. In March, only 29% thought so.

With information from Agence France-Presse, BBC, Washington Post, and La Presse canadienne

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