People's Liberation Army

China Fires 11 Ballistic Missiles Near Taiwan

China’s temper tantrum over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) visit to Taiwan included launching 11 ballistic missiles on Thursday during “live-fire military exercises” meant to simulate a blockade of the island. 

FILE - A Cheng Kung class frigate fires an anti air missile as part of a navy demonstration in Taiwan's annual Han Kuang exercises off the island's eastern coast near the city of Yilan, Taiwan on July 26, 2022. Taiwan has put its military on alert and staged civil defense …

China Mocks Pelosi for ‘Hiding Like a Rat’ Instead of Announcing Taiwan Visit

After weeks of increasingly belligerent threats against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) plan to visit Taiwan — culminating in demands for the Chinese military to kidnap or murder her — the Chinese Communist Party’s Global Times on Tuesday played the last card in its deck by accusing Pelosi of cowardice for not publishing her flight plan sooner.

Taiwanese Foreign Ministry

Chinese Propagandist: Beijing Should Shoot Down Nancy Pelosi’s Plane to Taiwan

Hu Xijin, former editor of China’s state-run Global Times and a top Communist propagandist, took his increasingly belligerent rhetoric against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) impending visit to Taiwan to its ultimate conclusion on Friday by advising the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to simply shoot Pelosi’s plane down, along with her U.S. Air Force escorts.

US Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California, speaks during her weekly press briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on July 14, 2022. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images