US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan has ratcheted up tension between China and the United States. Pelosi landed in Taiwan on August 2 despite China's strong opposition to her visit. She became the highest-ranking American official in 25 years to visit the island.
The ministry called Beijing’s latest military drills "highly provocative". "This Chinese military exercise, whether it be the launch of ballistic missiles or the deliberate crossing of the median line of the strait, is a highly provocative act," it said in a statement.
Multiple PLA aircraft and vessels were detected participating in drills around Taiwan Strait and have crossed the median line. #ROCArmedForces have utilized alert broadcast, aircraft in CAP, patrolling naval vessels, and land-based missile systems in response to this situation. pic.twitter.com/lVpRWCZxhm— 國防部 Ministry of National Defense, R.O.C. 🇹🇼 (@MoNDefense) August 5, 2022