The People's Liberation Army of China (PLA) conducts a live-fire exercise on July 30 in Fujian Province, 120 kilometers from Taiwan. This was reported by the Taiwanese portal Newtalk.
From 8:00 to 21:00, China closes coastal waters for this.
Taiwan also reported on the July 30 exercise.
Against this background, the media are watching the plane , on board of which, presumably, the speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, took off from the American base. Pelosi is to head a delegation of US lawmakers to begin a tour of Asia, with a possible trip to Taiwan reported. In the event of a US speaker's visit to Taiwan, China threatened to take "strong measures," wrote the Financial Times.
Sources familiar with the situation said US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan and other senior National Security Council officials opposed the trip because of the risk of escalating tensions.
Pelosi will visit Japan and South Korea, as well as Malaysia and Singapore as part of the Asian tour. US President Joe Biden said he could not advise Pelosi on her plans to visit Taiwan.
The "Taiwan Question" arose in 1949, when the communist People's Republic of China was proclaimed, and the power of the conservative political party Kuomintang remained only on the island of Taiwan. Beijing insists on the principle of a united China, according to which it is impossible to simultaneously recognize both the PRC and the Republic of China on Taiwan. At the same time, almost all large states have unofficial cultural and economic offices in Taipei (the capital of Taiwan), which are actually embassies.