House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday landed in Taiwan.
— Janis Mackey Frayer (@janisfrayer) August 2, 2022
People in Taiwan protested Pelosi’s visit.
People in 🇹🇼 Taiwan protesting 🇺🇸 Pelosi's visit.
"To be an enemy of America can be dangerous, but to be a friend is fatal."
— Libertariananitionalist (@RiceEat17712218) August 2, 2022
Pelosi had to get the media off her back for her family’s illegal stock purchases — so she decided to fly to Taiwan.
China had issued multiple threats related to the trip, prompting Taiwan to call back soldiers that were on leave and begin preparing them for a potential war with the Chinese Communist Party.
“We would like to tell the United States once again that China is standing by, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army will never sit idly by, and China will take resolute responses and strong countermeasures to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity,” Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said during a daily press briefing prior to her arrival, according to a report from CBS News.
PLA will be conducting military exercises and training activities around Taiwan – they will take place from Thursday to Sunday. Live-fire drills will also take place. pic.twitter.com/nUUeZRuyco
— Global: MilitaryInfo (@Global_Mil_Info) August 2, 2022
China’s military vowed to launch ‘targeted military actions’ in response to Pelosi’s Taiwan visit.
“The Chinese People’s Liberation Army is on high alert and will launch a series of targeted military operations to counter this, resolutely defend national sovereignty and territorial integrity, and resolutely thwart external interference and ‘Taiwan independence’ separatist attempts,” PLA spokesman Wu Qian said in a statement condemning the visit, according to Insider.
From 12pm (Beijing Time) August 4 to 12pm August 7, 2022, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army will conduct important #militaryexercises and training activities including live-fire #drills in the following maritime areas and their air space. https://t.co/r7kbACdrQl pic.twitter.com/UpoIO4xA9l
— Shanghai Daily (@shanghaidaily) August 2, 2022
#WWIII trended on Twitter after Pelosi landed in Taiwan.