China warns of military action against Taiwan to block relations with US on eve of American visit
Beijing warned on Tuesday it was determined to stop Taiwan getting close to Washington with the use of military action, ahead of a visit by a former US politician and officials to the island at US President Joe Biden’s request.
Ma Xiaoguang, a spokesman for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, said the recent deployment of the
largest fleet of warplanes to Taiwan’s air defence identification zone (ADIZ)
was to tell Taiwan that moving closer to the US to seek independence would fail.“The signal given by the military drills is that we are determined to stop Taiwan independence, and stop Taiwan from working with the US. We are doing it with action,” Ma told reporters on Tuesday.