If China carry out threats addressed to Washington due to the visit of the speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan, it would be considered a “direct act of war,” said the Republican senator Marsha Blackburn.
In particular, we are talking about Chinese media reports that Beijing intends to shoot down a plane carrying an American politician.
“Chinese state media just suggested the PLA (People’s Liberation Army of China. — Note. ed.) shoot down Pelosi’s plane if she goes to Taiwan. It would be a direct act of war,” Blackburn said.
According to the senator, the United States does not accept threats from either China or any other “military hooligan.”