China patrols the Taiwan Strait ahead of Taiwan’s meeting with the Speaker of the House of Representatives

China has begun patrolling the central and northern parts of the Taiwan Strait, the maritime administration of eastern China’s Fujian Province said on WeChat. The patrol began ahead of a meeting between Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen and Speaker of the US House of Representatives Kevin McCarthy.

“Special joint patrols and inspections have begun today in the central and northern parts of the Taiwan Strait,” the agency said in a statement (quoted by TASS). Other details are not given.

Ms. Ingwen is due to meet with Mr. McCarthy today, April 5, in California. The Chinese authorities have said that the country will take strong retaliatory measures if Tsai Ing-wen meets Kevin McCarthy.

Meanwhile, the head of the U.S. Chiefs of Staff, Mark Milley, called for a reduction in the rhetoric about the war with China, pushing Beijing to strengthen its military power and rapprochement with Russia. The warning of a high-ranking military man was issued against the backdrop of publications in the American media, dispersing the topic of the upcoming confrontation between the United States and China. In turn, the Chinese Ministry of Defense announced its readiness to speed up military cooperation with Russia.

Read more in the article “There are changes on the Chinese front”.

Erdni Kagaltynov

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