BLinken: The United States remains committed to the defense treaty with the Philippines against the background of the PRC exercises, According to the politician, the relations between the two countries are “extraordinary”, and the current situation proves the importance of the defense treaty between the countries
The situation in the region has become tense due to the visit of the Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan, the inadmissibility of which has been repeatedly stated by the Chinese authorities. After getting off the plane in Taipei, the Speaker of the US House of Representatives first of all stated that the main goal of the American delegation was to support the vibrant and dynamic democracy of Taiwan. On August 3, the politician left the country.
Against this background, on August 4, China began large-scale military exercises, which should last until Sunday. They will include live firing in the waters and airspace around almost the whole of Taiwan. Airspace and shipping at the exercise sites will be closed. Also, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov said that the Chinese authorities were ready to strengthen strategic cooperation with Russia.
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