A former news editor for the Chinese Communist Party’s state tabloid the Global Times says that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi should be “punished” if she visits Taiwan next month.
China’s government warned that it would take “forceful measures” if Pelosi goes.
From Fox News:
Hu Xijin suggested an aggressive and militaristic response to the speaker’s plan to visit the island country, saying that a war aircraft should enter Taiwan in retaliation.
“My suggestion to Chinese [government and] military: If Pelosi visits Taiwan, PLA military aircraft will accompany Pelosi’s plane to enter the island, making a historic crossing of the island by military aircraft from mainland for the 1st time,” Hu wrote on Twitter. “Its significance would overwhelm Pelosi’s visit.”
Hu took exception to the Biden administration’s statements claiming to have no concrete details or information about the planned trip.
“Biden is supposed to have the ability to prevent the reckless visit of Pelosi, rather than ‘I don’t know what the status of it is.’ If the US can’t restrain her, let China restrain her & punish her. PLA Air Force will surely make her visit a disgrace to herself and to the US.”
Taiwan, officially known as the Republic of China, is an island nation off the coast of Asia’s mainland. Taiwan has declared itself independent of the People’s Republic of China and has claimed continuation of governance from pre-revolutionary China.
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