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‘They’re going to attack’ Taiwan on brink of invasion as China launches new fire drills

China 'will attack Taiwan' warns Shieh Jhy-Wey

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Taiwan’s representative to Germany Shieh Jhy-Wey has warned of the risk of an impending attack by China on Taiwan, as Xi Jinping’s regime has announced new military drills to protest the US support. Since Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, tensions have escalated between Taiwan and China. The visit of a US delegation to Taiwan could be the last straw for China and turn into a full-blown invasion.

Speaking on Deutsche Welle, Mr Khy-Wey said: “They’re going to attack us.

“I have known that

“The Taiwanese have known that since the Tiananmen massacre in 1981 on 1 July. They were killed.

“They attacked Taiwan. If they think it’s necessary, they are threatening us with the military.”

In a show of solidarity with Taiwan, the US has renewed its commitment to democracy in Taiwan by sending a five-member delegation to the island. The delegation, led Democratic Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts, met Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-Wen on Monday.

After meeting with President Tsai, Senator Markey said the US had a “moral obligation to do everything we can to prevent an unnecessary conflict and Taiwan has demonstrated incredible restraint and discretion during challenging times”.

China has conducted a military intimidation campaign towards Taiwan since Speaker Pelosi’s visit. Chinese officials said the military drills conducted around the island in early August was launched to “punish” the country for hosting Pelosi.

In a renewed intimidation attempt, China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson accused the US of trying to change the “One China” policy.

They said: “A handful of US politicians, in collusion with the separatist forces of Taiwan independence, are trying to challenge the One China principle, which is out of their depth and doomed to failure.”

Despite the live-fire military drills around Taiwan, the US has remained intentionally ambiguous on whether it would come to Taiwan’s defence if the island came under attack.

Despite the US’s policy of strategic ambiguity, President Joe Biden repeatedly said US forces would defend the island militarily if China tried to take control of it.

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Since Speaker Pelosi’s visit, China has tightened its grip on the island with new trade restrictions, including suspensions of imports of Taiwanese citrus, frozen fish, sweets and biscuits and exports of natural sands to Taiwan.

Ahead of Pelosi’s visit, the White House expressed concern the Speaker’s trip would spark a crisis.

Despite strong protests by China, the US also continues to sell defensive military equipment to Taiwan but has not officially committed itself to military intervention.

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