China holds drills in Taiwan Strait after Biden’s Afghan fail, deploys warships and jets

Chinese President Xi Jinping n Qingdao, in eastern China's Shandong province. ( MARK SCHIEFELBEIN/AFP via Getty Images)

Chinese President Xi Jinping n Qingdao, in eastern China’s Shandong province. ( MARK SCHIEFELBEIN/AFP via Getty Images)

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 8:03 PM PT – Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Communist China has sent warships to the Taiwan Strait in an act of aggression against both Taiwan and the U.S. According to Tuesday reports, China has been holding assault drills involving warships and military jets near its maritime border with Taiwan.

Beijing claimed the drills came in response to unspecified “provocations” and “external interference.” In addition, Chinese state media reported Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan suggested the U.S. would not be willing to defend Taiwan from a potential Chinese invasion.

China also reiterated its intent to seize Taiwan sooner or later.

“No one should underestimate the strong determination, will and ability of the Chinese people to defend national sovereignty and territorial integrity,” expressed Spokesperson Hua Chunying of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, China. “No matter how much weaponry the U.S. provides to Taiwan, it will never change the general trend of cross-strait relations, let alone stop the process of China’s reunification.”

Officials in Taipei said Chinese warplanes entered Taiwan’s airspace in effort to intercept its electronic communications with U.S. and Japanese forces. Taiwan will hold it own military drills next month.

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