According to the BBC’s report, a senior official from the US State Department said that after Taiwan’s leader Tsai Ing-wen’s visits to Central America and the USA, China launched a joint military exercise involving land, air and naval forces around Taiwan Island. He stated that the movements of the island around the island were “closely watched”.
The senior official stressed that the United States “continually calls for the maintenance of the status quo and restraint” on China, while “having adequate resources and capabilities to maintain peace and stability and meet its national security commitments.”
The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PRC) Eastern Front Command stated that a military exercise called “Joint Sword” was launched around the island yesterday, and with this exercise, “Chinese armed forces aim to seize control of sea, air and information by simultaneously surrounding the island and suppressing it from all directions.” had reported.
Taiwan’s leader Tsai, who is in a sovereignty conflict with China, has made unofficial visits to the United States.
The Taiwan leader attended the meeting organized by the Hudson Institute in New York City on March 30, and met with the Speaker of the US House of Representatives Kevin McCarthy and the cross-party Congressional delegation in Simi Valley, California, on April 5.
The Beijing administration announced that it would impose sanctions on two organizations and their executives who mediated Tsai’s contacts while protesting the United States for his visit.