- On June 10, Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe during a meeting with the head of the Pentagon Lloyd Austin said that Beijing “won’t hesitate to start a war” if Taiwan declares independence.
- China insists that promises “strongly oppose” the visit of the speaker of the House of Representatives to Taiwan is not just a diplomatic turn of phrase, but a direct promise of retaliatory measures “for damage to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of China.”
- Financial Times, citing its own sources reportedthat China privately sent a threatening warning to the administration of US President Joe Biden over a possible visit by Pelosi to Taiwan.
- Today, August 2, Pelosi’s plane landed in Taipei.
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