At least 40 flights were canceled on Thursday, August 4, in Taiwan after the start of military exercises near the island of the People’s Liberation Army of China.
According to Ukrinform, this is reported with reference to the China Times. AR.
After announcing intentions to conduct military exercises with live firing in the vicinity of Taiwan, the Chinese authorities banned civilian aircraft and ships from entering the exercise area.
It is reported that while there are no signs of the influence of the PRC army exercises on shipping near Taiwan, the violation of which could have significant consequences for the global economy, given that Taiwan provides more than half of the world’s production of processors used in smartphones, cars, tablets and other electronics.
The military exercises of the Chinese army, which will be held in six zones around Taiwan from August 4 to 7, were China’s response to the visit to Taiwan of the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi.
In addition, due to Pelosi’s visit, China has imposed a series of trade restrictions against Taiwan.
China considers self-governing Taiwan to be its territory and is raising the possibility of its annexation. The US maintains informal relations and defense ties with Taiwan.
As reported, after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, China announced the start of military exercises, which will partially take place in Taiwan’s territorial waters.