Combat aircraft crossed the Taiwan Strait.
China sent its Su-35 fighter jets towards Taiwan, where a plane carrying the speaker of the US House of Representatives will land any minute. Nancy Pelosi.
This is reported CGTN.
Chinese Su-35 fighter jets cross the Taiwan Strait.
The number of combat aircraft is not specified. It is obvious that Chinese fighter jets are heading towards Taiwan.
Meanwhile, the media write that dozens of US Air Force fighters have been raised from bases in Japan. They are also heading towards Taiwan.
According to the tracker, the plane with Pelosi is landing at the airport in the capital of Taiwan.
Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan: what you need to know
According to Taiwanese media, Pelosi will begin his visit to Taiwan around 5:30 p.m. ET. She is supposed to leave the island tomorrow.
China has stated that will respond with “drastic measures” if Pelosi travels to Taiwan, and also noted that he “strongly objects” to a possible visit.
On the eve of the proposed visit, Beijing warned of “egregious political consequences.” Chinese officials also said the nation “will not sit idly by” if Beijing feels its “sovereignty and territorial integrity” are under threat.
The American side has not officially confirmed Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. Her Asian tour includes visits to Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and Singapore, some of which have already taken place.
If the visit to Taiwan goes ahead, Pelosi will be the first senior US politician to visit Taiwan in 25 years.