Taiwan raised several fighters, China raised its J-16 jets

TAIPEI ($1=30.01 New Taiwan Dollars) — US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is about to arrive in Taiwan. The latest news is that the national military fighter jets on standby in Taitung and Magong have taken off and will carry out defense work.

Chinese J-16 approaches an Australian P-8A and starts firing
Photo credit: Chinese MoD

Other Hsinchu and Tainan fighters have also taken off. Including the IDF’s Jinguo fighter and the Mirage fighter, there are a total of 4 flights. Chinese J-16 fighter jets are also known to have appeared at the southern end of the Bashi Strait – source

Pelosi was on an executive plane on a Boeing C-40 transport plane that was earlier scheduled to land at Songshan Airport at 10:40 a.m. The whole flight from Malaysia to Taiwan is 6 hours.

According to the flight path, the special plane apparently avoided the sensitive route in the South China Sea. And whether Pelosi will really come to Taiwan, the whole world is watching.


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The plane of the speaker of the House of Representatives in the 111th Congress of the United States Nancy Pelosi entered the Taiwan air defense zone [ADZ]. The information was confirmed by Japanese sources, who also reported that eight combat planes and five refueling planes of the US Air Force took off from a Japanese air base.

Sources say this is Nancy Pelosi’s escort sent to ensure her smooth landing in Taipei and to counter a possible Chinese attack. At the same time, short videos are being shared on social networks of some buildings in Taipei painted in the American flag and with the words “Welcome” and “Taiwan Loves USA”.

Beijing issued a warning to the US about 40 minutes ago. “Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan will be a gross interference in China’s internal affairs and will lead to very serious events and grave consequences. This is the last warning,” the Chinese Foreign Ministry said in a press release. China closes its airspace to civilian aircraft in the direction of the Taiwan Strait.

Pelosi's in Taiwan's ADZ, US jets and Chinese carriers left bases

Videos of dozens of armored vehicles of the Chinese armed forces that were sent to the exercise continue to be published on the network, which is very reminiscent of Russia’s preparations for the invasion of Ukraine. Also, Chinese media reports that two out of three Chinese aircraft carriers have left their bases.

If a war does break out in the Taiwan Strait, 2 AUGs from both sides could face off [the US has also reportedly deployed another aircraft carrier in that direction], which has not happened since WW2.

It is also worth recalling that the Chinese military is one of the few that entered into a combined combat battle with the United States while still managing to win [the Korean War]. So they have experience in large-scale battles with the Americans, while China also fought and defeated the United States in Vietnam.


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