Taiwan had spotted 22 Chinese army warplanes and 6 warships in the area around the island as of 5 p.m. local time Sunday, according to the Ministry of National Defense on Twitter.
Eleven Chinese warplanes crossed the eastern part of the median line of the Taiwan Strait, according to Bloomberg news agency today.
Taiwan has deployed a number of its naval aircraft and ships, issued radio warnings, and also deployed land-based missile systems to monitor activities.
Beijing has been conducting large military drills since last Thursday in a number of areas around the island, only 20 km from the island’s coast, according to social media.
According to Xinhua News Agency, the drills aim to besiege the island and control the airspace.
As soon as the drills began, Taiwan stressed that its army are prepared for war without striving for it.
On August 2, Pelosi arrived at Taipei Songshan Airport, the first trip to the island by the US House speaker since 1997.
Her unannounced visit to the island attracted fierce criticism from Beijing and prompted Beijing to summon the US ambassador.
In response to Pelosi’s visit to the island, China launched military drills near the island.