Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian warned "the People's Liberation Army of China will never sit idly by" if Speaker Nancy Pelosi visits Taiwan.
The island nation has had its air defense forces begin readying for a potential conflict with China, according to SET News on Monday.
The People's Liberation Army will hold exercises in the South China Sea as speculation mounts over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's possible trip to nearby Taiwan.
If the visit does go ahead, it will be the first time a U.S. House speaker has visited the self-governing island since Newt Gingrich in 1997.
Beijing said it will decide on the exact countermeasure in response to Pelosi's visit if the House speaker "dares making the visit" to Taiwan.
U.S. Space Command confirmed the Long March 5B rocket re-entered the Earth's atmosphere over the Indian Ocean.
The Global Times editorial warned Friday that "any consequences may occur, and the responsibility rests entirely with the U.S."
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Tensions have been running high over speculation that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi could visit the disputed island of Taiwan during a tour of Asia.
A Long March 5B rocket section reported to weigh 23 metric tons is due to re-enter Earth's atmosphere at a location that's difficult to predict.
A top Biden administration official has explained how the U.S. plans to contain Chinese aggression in the Pacific in coordination with American allies.
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Borrowing a phrase from the White House's own diplomatic playbook, a readout of their conversation said Xi "hoped that the U.S. will be clear-eyed about this."
China's People's Liberation Army marks its 95th anniversary on August 1.
Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are already warning about the strategic costs to U.S. credibility if the House Speaker backs down.
The leaders of the two major powers will talk over existing frictions as well as new uncertainties thrown up by Nancy Pelosi's travel plans.
Pelosi's visit is quickly becoming the Biden administration's first real test of the "guardrails" it has sought to establish with China in the last 18 months.
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The remaining pieces of debris of the Long March 5B rocket are due to land somewhere unknown.
To prepare for any contingency, U.S. forces in the region would be shifted to protect Pelosi's flight with fighter aircraft, naval ships and surveillance systems, officials said.
Beijing's warnings remain vague, but observers remain concerned about a potential accident in the Taiwan Strait.
Risky and unsafe actions by Chinese forces in the South China Sea have reportedly been escalating over the last five years.
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Even as President Biden said the Pentagon believed the trip was "not a good idea right now," Democrats have channeled the Republican ex-leader's views on China.
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Due to its large size, the first stage of China's Long March 5B rocket won't burn up in the atmosphere.
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