Wednesday, August 3, 2022
MANILA – US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan has not, as some may have feared, triggered World War III. But regional tensions are bound to rise following today’s (August 3) historic visit by the third-highest ranking US official.
Although Pelosi’s flight avoided the South China Sea en route to Taiwan, the Sino-American struggle in the disputed waters is expected to intensify over the coming weeks.
In response to Pelosi’s visit, China has imposed sanctions on Taiwanese exports while the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has announced a “targeted military operation” north, southwest and southeast of the self-governing island China considers a renegade province.
I wonder how straight the Asia Times is. Some of their coverage seems a bit too sympathetic to the CCP.