Taiwan sees no significant Chinese military deployment before Biden’s trip

Taiwan, must be prepared for the worst-case scenario in the event that China modifies its military stance.
President Tsai Ing-wen Image: Reuters

A Taiwanese deputy defense minister said on Monday that the Chinese military has not made any exceptional military deployments in preparation of President Tsai Ing-wen’s trip to the United States and Central America this week.

China, which claims Taiwan as its own territory. It had conducted military exercises in the region during former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s August 2017 visit to Taiwan.

Wednesday, Tsai will make a stop in New York on way to Guatemala and Belize. On her journey back to Taiwan, she may see Kevin McCarthy. The current speaker of the House of Representatives, in Los Angeles.

In response to inquiries from lawmakers, Taiwan’s Deputy Defense Minister Po Horng-huei said that China often sends three to four warships in Taiwan’s area.

Taiwan, he said, must be prepared for the worst-case scenario in the event that China modifies its military stance.

Po said that there has been “no indication of any specific military deployment.”

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