Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America via Wikimedia Commons

A mouthpiece for the Chinese Communist regime is now claiming that China has the right to potentially shoot down House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s plane if she choses to visit Taiwan.

As The Washington Free Beacon reports:


“If U.S. fighter jets escort Pelosi’s plane into Taiwan, it is invasion,” Hu Xijin, an analyst for the Chinese state-controlled Global Times propaganda outlet, said on Twitter. “The PLA has the right to forcibly dispel Pelosi’s plane and the U.S. fighter jets, including firing warning shots and making tactical movement of obstruction. If ineffective, then shoot them down.”

Pelosi is scheduled to depart Friday for a tour of Asia and it has been rumored that she will visit Taiwan. Tensions have been high ahead of Pelosi’s trip, with the Chinese government warning her against making any stop in Taiwan, the contested island that China has repeatedly threatened to invade.

Xijin also has said in recent days that the Chinese military should “accompany” Pelosi’s plane during her tour.

“The Chinese mainland must be brave enough to take this step of flying warplanes over the island, which, unlike warplanes flight around Taiwan, can truly reflect China’s sovereignty over the territory, and is more substantial than any visit to Taiwan by senior foreign officials,” Xijin said in comments highlighted by the Middle East Media Research Institute, which is tracking the situation. “Using Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan to complete this leap is most likely to make it a peaceful transition.”
Pelosi is scheduled to soon visit a series of countries in East Asia, it is currently unclear whether she will carry through with her previously announced intention to visit Taiwan.



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BugD
BugD
1 month ago

Oh please do…They’re not that stupid, though. They know as long as she is alive she is a danger to the US.

Murphmeister
Murphmeister
1 month ago

I hate to have a war over Pelosi, but if they ever pulled off such a stunt, war it would be.

max
max
1 month ago

Hey Joe Biden, tell China to F**k off!

Joe doesn’t have the testicular fortitude!!