by Jennie Taer
China’s military conducted an exercise over Taiwan Friday during a surprise visit by U.S. lawmakers.
The Chinese People’s Liberation Army’s Eastern Theatre Command said it “organised naval and air forces to continue combat readiness police patrols in direction of the Taiwan Strait,” according to Reuters.
Thank you to @RepMarkTakano, @RepSlotkin, @RepColinAllred, @SaraJacobsCA, & @RepNancyMace. Your delegation’s visit to #Taiwan & your support strengthens my conviction that our democratic partnership will continue to be a key force for good in the region & world. pic.twitter.com/ovytGNOHja
— 蔡英文 Tsai Ing-wen (@iingwen) November 26, 2021
Happy Thanksgiving! This year, Chairman @RepMarkTakano, @RepColinAllred, @RepNancyMace, @RepSaraJacobs, and @RepSlotkin served Thanksgiving lunch — and threw the football around — to our servicemembers and their families stationed in South Korea. pic.twitter.com/4Xzk5wjeMd
— House Veterans' Affairs (@VetAffairsDems) November 25, 2021
The Chinese military said that “relevant actions are necessary to deal with the current situation in the Taiwan Strait. Taiwan is part of China’s territory, and defending national sovereignty and territorial integrity is our military’s sacred mission.”
Taiwan’s Defense Ministry reported that 8 Chinese aircraft flew into its airspace.
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Jennie Taer is a reporter at Daily Caller News Foundation.