CGTN published this video item, entitled “Live: Are PLA military drills the appropriate response to Pelosi’s provocative visit to Taiwan?” – below is their description.
The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has launched its largest military exercises around Taiwan today. The Eastern Theater Command conducted live-fire drills towards designated areas of the Taiwan Strait, and said it hit its intended targets. The military exercises come right after the visit of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the island. CGTN’s Tian Wei unpacks PLA’s response to Pelosi’s provocative visit to Taiwan. Are these drills the appropriate response? Stay tuned with CGTN.
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This story is an English language news item from CGTN. CGTN is a Chinese state-funded broadcaster.
Nancy Patricia Pelosi is an American politician serving as a congresswoman from California and the speaker of the United States House of Representatives. A member of the Democratic Party, Pelosi is the only woman in U.S. history to serve as Speaker and the highest-ranking female elected official in United States history. She is also the dean of California’s congressional delegation. As House speaker, Pelosi is second in the presidential line of succession, after the vice president.
Taiwan, officially the Republic of China, is a country in East Asia. Neighbouring countries include the People’s Republic of China to the northwest, Japan to the northeast, and the Philippines to the south.
The political status of Taiwan is complicated. The Republic of China (ROC) is no longer a member of the UN, having been replaced by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in 1971. Taiwan is claimed by the PRC, which refuses diplomatic relations with countries that recognise the ROC. Taiwan maintains official diplomatic relations with 14 out of 193 UN member states and the Holy See.