China just gave Nancy Pelosi a dire warning…
In response to recent reports which claim Rep. Nancy Pelosi is heading to Taiwan, China has warned that if Pelosi is escorted by fighter jets then it’s an act of war and the People’s Liberation Army will then shoot her plane down.
Hu Xijin who writes for China’s state-affiliated Global Times would also go on record saying “the PLA has the right to forcibly dispel Pelosi’s plane and the US fighter jets”.
Last week Chinese foreign minister Zhao Lijian went on record saying the United States must bear all consequences if Pelosi travels to Taiwan.
BREAKING UPDATE: China says it WILL SHOOT PELOSI'S PLANE DOWN IF she travels to Taiwan under US fighter escort.. -Daily Mail
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) July 29, 2022
Chinese state media just suggested the PLA should shoot down Pelosi’s plane if she travels to Taiwan.
This would be a direct act of war.
The U.S. does not take foreign policy demands from Communist China or any other belligerent bully.
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) July 29, 2022
The Daily Mail covered the story too:
China fired its most direct warning shot yet amid reports that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi may visit Taiwan on Friday, saying that if the speaker’s plane is accompanied by U.S. fighter jets, they would not rule out shooting them down.
‘If US fighter jets escort Pelosi’s plane into Taiwan, it is invasion. The PLA has the right to forcibly dispel Pelosi’s plane and the US fighter jets, including firing warning shots and making tactical movement of obstruction. If ineffective, then shoot them down,’ Hu Xijin, a commentator with the Chinese state-affiliated Global Times, wrote on Twitter.
Earlier China warned the U.S. against crossing a ‘red line’ as it released not-so-subtle warnings against the speaker, which China has reasoned is number three in line in U.S. government, from visiting Taiwan.
The U.S. must be prepared to ‘bear all consequences’ if Pelosi chooses to visit Taiwan, Chinese foreign minister Zhao Lijian said in a briefing Friday.
National Security Spokesman John Kirby said Friday the Pentagon has seen no indication of a military threat.
‘We just don’t have any concrete indications of something happening from a military perspective on the Chinese part,’ Kirby said.
‘There’s no reason for it to come to come to blows, to come to increased physical tension. There’s no reason for that because there’s been no change in American policy,’ he added.
The speaker has not confirmed whether she will visit the island democracy during an Asian tour that includes stops in Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and Singapore. In response to a question about the potential Taiwan trip on Friday, Pelosi only said:’I don’t talk about my travel because it’s a security issue.’
BREAKING: China Threatens to Shoot Pelosi's Plane Downhttps://t.co/Tu8DXM2Edk
— Terrence K. Williams (@w_terrence) July 29, 2022
The Conservative Brief didn’t stay silent and shared these details:
A commentator for the Chinese government-controlled state media “Global Times” has threatened that China could shoot House Speaker and Democrat Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s plane out of the sky when she visits Taiwan.
“If US fighter jets escort Pelosi’s plane into Taiwan, it is invasion. The PLA has the right to forcibly dispel Pelosi’s plane and the US fighter jets, including firing warning shots and making tactical movement of obstruction. If ineffective, then shoot them down,” Hu Xijin said.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to depart Friday for a tour of Asia, though whether she stops in Taiwan remains uncertain, a person familiar with the plans said.
Pelosi’s trip includes stops in Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, and Singapore — all US allies in the region.
But a drop-in to self-governing Taiwan was still only tentative as China issues warnings about the House speaker making a possible visit and US-China relations are at a low point.