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Amid China-Taiwan tensions, top Taiwanese defence official found dead in hotel room: Report

A top Taiwanese official who led the missile growth crew was found dead in a hotel room on Friday. The reason for his demise remains to be undetermined.

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen. Tension between Taiwan and China flared after Pelosi’s go to to Taiwan. (AP picture)

A top Taiwanese official who led a missile growth crew was found dead in a hotel room on Friday, mentioned a report by Channel NewsAsia. The reason for his demise remains to be undetermined. This comes amidst pressure between China and Taiwan following US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s go to to Taiwan.

TENSION BETWEEN CHINA AND TAIWAN

Nancy Pelosi’s go to to Taiwan was preceded by extreme warnings from China that it’ll take “resolute and forceful measures to firmly defend its national sovereignty and territorial integrity.” With her arrival on August 2, the US House Speaker grew to become the highest-ranking elected US official to go to Taiwan in over 25 years.

Even earlier than Pelosi arrived in Taiwan, its army was placed on excessive alert to ‘put together for battle’ with China.

On the day of her go to, Chinese warships began transferring in direction of the Taiwan shoreline. China’s plane provider Shandong (CV-17) left the naval base of Sanya and Liaoning-001 additionally raised anchor from the house base in Qingdao.

A day after her go to, Taiwan’s defence ministry reported that 27 Chinese fighter jets entered its air defence zone. The Chinese fleet included six J-11 fighter jets, 5 J-16 fighter jets and 16 SU-30 fighter jets.

China mentioned it performed “precision missile strikes” in the Taiwan Strait after China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) started its “largest-ever” army workout routines, together with stay firing in the waters and in the airspace surrounding the island of Taiwan.

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