(ANSA) – BEIJING, JUL 30 – The President of the American House Nancy Pelosi “has laid a mine where China-US relations and the situation around the Taiwan Strait converge” and could be the cause of “a harsh response” from Beijing which Washington will only have to take on.
The Chinese media have fired at zero altitude against the hypothesis that Pelosi may visit the ‘rebel’ island, part of his mission in Asia. “No matter from the point of view of international law or international morality, it is legitimate and necessary for China to safeguard its national sovereignty and territorial integrity from provocation,” thundered the Global Times in an editorial with aggressive tones and rhetoric. . The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) “will monitor Pelosi’s plane in a timely manner. If found flying into our airspace, PLA fighters could alert, track, intercept, electronically interfere, force a landing or repel it. . There may be consequences in this process and the responsibility rests entirely with the United States, “the People’s Daily tabloid added. “Someone might say, isn’t this a move to trigger a war with the US? In this regard, people can refer to China’s principles and positions in the trade war: ‘Don’t want a trade war, don’t be afraid of it and be ready to fight one if necessary ‘”.
Hu Xijin, former editor of the Global Times of which he is now a follow-up commentator, warned that “if American fighters escort Pelosi’s plane to Taiwan” it would be an “invasion”, since Taiwan is considered an “inalienable part.” “of the Chinese territory. Pla, therefore, “has the right to forcibly drive out” Pelosi’s plane and US jets, using “warning shots and tactical obstruction movements. If ineffective, it can shoot them down,” Hu wrote on Twitter. (HANDLE).