more than 20 Chinese military aircraft enter the air defense zone of the archipelago

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00:06 : It’s time to close this live for the night, not without taking a last look at the main news headlines:

Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan continues to be talked about. Beijing regards this diplomatic act as a serious provocation, while Taipei praises Washington’s support.

A new heatwave episode will spread towards the north of the Rhône valley and the South-West, with 27 departments on orange alert. All of France is on “drought” vigilance.

The first shipment of cereals exported by Ukraine since the beginning of the Russian invasion arrived at the end of the day off the Turkish coast, on the Black Sea.

TER and TGV train traffic was interrupted in the afternoon in the Landes due to a fire, and was not resumed in the evening. In the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, a village was avoided preventively due toa fire that covered 210 hectares.

See you at 6 a.m. for the rest of this live!

11:10 p.m. : What will be China’s response after Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taipei? Several options are on the table, explains France 2 correspondent in China, Arnauld Miguet. Part of this is the military escalation, with more incursions of Chinese planes into Taiwanese skies, missile launches in the strait, up to a hypothetical invasion of the island. Economic sanctions could also be announced against Taiwan and the United States.

10:33 p.m. : There is ‘no reason’ for Beijing to turn Pelosi’s visit into a ‘crisis’ or use it as a ‘pretext’ to increase military activity ‘in or around the Taiwan Strait’, says coordinator of the US National Security Council John Kirby.https://t.co/jX28PXvg24📺 Sky 501, Virgo 602, Freeview 233 https://t.co/9tmi9g2Hba

10:32 p.m. : “Beijing has no reason to turn this visit into some kind of crisis or use it as a pretext to increase its aggressiveness in or around the Taiwan Strait.”

For John Kirby, one of the White House spokespersons, the American policy towards China “did not change”. And amid rising tensions between the two powers, the Biden administration “to take care” to what China “keep reacting”he said after Nancy Pelosi’s arrival in Taipei.

9:34 p.m. : Good evening and , the sovereignty of Taiwan is today only recognized by 13 States in the world, including several Caribbean islands, but not France and the United States. However, the Americans have repeatedly repeated their intention to defend the archipelago in the event of an attack by China. Washington also provides economic support to this territory, as journalist Arnauld Miguet explains in this report.

9:34 p.m. : A quick question about Taiwan: does the United States recognize Taiwan as an independent state? And, which country recognizes Taiwan as such? Thank you in advance for your reply.

9:33 p.m. : Good evening, is France one of the 13 states that recognize Taiwan. And what is Europe’s position?

9:23 p.m. : Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan in any form at any time during his tenure carries high political sensitivities and will lead to escalation of tension across the Taiwan Strait and China-US relations . So we strongly and strongly condemn it and protest against it.

9:23 p.m. : For the Chinese ambassador to the United States, the visit of Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan will bring “an escalation of tensions”. This move, “in any form, at any time during his tenure, is politically highly sensitive and will lead to escalation of tensions”he revealed on CNN.

7:43 p.m. : In addition, several American ships passed each other today in the Taiwan region, according to American military sources. Authorities on the island also claimed that more than 20 Chinese military aircraft had entered the Taiwanese air defense identification zone. At the same time, Moscow ruled that China had the right to take measures to protect its “sovereignty”.

7:42 p.m. : Good evening, the American Speaker of the House of Representatives arrived this evening in Taipei, capital of Taiwan, as part of a tour of Asia. Nancy Pelosi claimed upon arrival that her visit “demonstrate America’s unconditional support” in Taiwan.

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7:41 p.m. : Good evening, do we have any information on the arrival of Nancy Pelosi in Taiwan?

6:16 p.m. : Let us recall the main information of this Tuesday:

Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi landed in Taiwan for a visit that was uncertain. China, which claims sovereignty over the territory, has denounced the actions “extremely dangerous” the United States.

The Twenty-seven departments are now placed on orange “heat wave” vigilance by Météo France. The peak in temperatures is expected tomorrow. Since this morning, all departments in France have been on drought alert.

Laneuse selection Corinne Deacon is extended for two years. She will therefore lead Les Bleues for the 2023 World Cup and the 2024 Olympics in Paris.

US President Joe Biden announced the death of Al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri during a “counter-terrorist operation” driven this weekend from the United States to Kabul.

6:03 p.m. : China announces “targeted military actions” in response to the visit to Taiwan by the American Nancy Pelosi, without saying what they consist of or where they will take place. The army operation screws to “resolutely uphold national sovereignty and territorial integrity and thwart outside interference and separatist attempts at ‘Taiwan independence'”said Wu Qian, a spokesperson for China’s Defense Ministry.

5:32 p.m. : Unsurprisingly, China reacted strongly to the arrival of Nancy Pelosi in Taiwan. In a press release, its Ministry of Foreign Affairs denounced the “actions (…) extremely dangerous” from the United States, which trying to use Taiwan to contain China”. Washington”keeps distorting, obscuring and rendering meaningless the one-China principle, intensifying its official exchanges with Taiwan and encouraging Taiwan’s ‘independence’ separatist activities”continues Beijing.

5:20 p.m. : In a series of tweets posted while she was greeted on the tarmac by the head of Taiwan’s diplomacy, Nancy Pelosi explains that she went there to “to honour America’s unwavering commitment to supporting Taiwan’s vibrant democracy.”When “the world faces a choice between autocracy and democracy”. She also ensures that her trip does not contradict American policy on the Taiwan question.

5:20 p.m. : The island state has been de facto independent of China since 1949, when the Chinese government overthrown by the communists took refuge there. Beijing has always claimed sovereignty over Taiwan. We recall this story in an article from 2021. Since 1979, Washington has recognized only one Chinese government, that of Beijing, but has supported the authorities of Taiwan. No U.S. official as senior as Nancy Pelosi had visited Taiwan since 1997.

5:04 p.m. : This morning, a spokeswoman for Chinese diplomacy reiterated that the United States should “pay the price for their attack on China’s sovereignty and security” if Nancy Pelosi set foot in Taiwan. Just before the latter landed, Chinese public television CGTN announced that Su-35 fighter jets were in the process of “crossing the Taiwan Strait”without further clarification.

5:03 p.m. : Footage showed her getting off her plane, which had taken off from Malaysia earlier for an unannounced destination. The official program of his tour in Asia did not include a stopover in Taiwan, but it was anticipated by the American media, to the point of causing a sharp rise in tensions between Beijing and Washington.

4:55 p.m. : Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi has landed in Taiwan, despite threats from China.

2:38 p.m. : This morning, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov revealed that the possible visit to Taiwan by Nancy Pelosi, leader of the American House of Representatives, would be “a pure provocation” who “aggravate the situation in the region and heighten tensions”. “We are in absolute solidarity with China”he assures.

2:34 p.m. : Hello @StationRadioPacific. You are not the only one to follow this US Air Force plane: more than 150,000 people are watching its trajectory at the moment on the FlightRadar site, one of the online monitoring services (which is struggling to manage this traffic). But with his trajectory alone, I can’t say for sure that he’s going to Taiwan or South Korea, the next stop on Nancy Pelosi’s official tour schedule. It is also impossible to be certain that she is on board this flight. But we will know sooner.

2:34 p.m. : The SPAR19 flight carrying the President of the United States Chamber is heading for Taiwan according to our radars and online monitoring sites.

3:11 p.m. : Let’s take stock of the main news of this Tuesday:

Water restrictions now concern all of France’s departments: Paris and its inner suburbs have been put on the alert by the Ile-de-France prefecture.

US President Joe Biden announced the death of Al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri during a “counter-terrorist operation” driven this weekend from the United States to Kabul.

China has warned that “United States (…) pay the price for their attack on China’s sovereignty and security in the event of a visit by Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the American House of Representatives, to Taiwan.

12:18 p.m. : It’s noon, take a look at this morning’s news:

No more department of the Hexagon is spared by the dryness, after the passage of Paris and its small crown in vigilance by the prefecture of Ile-de-France.

The fire which has covered 300 hectares since Monday in the town of Mano, in the Landes, is now “fixed”, announces the prefecture in a press release. The fire is however still active.

China has warned that “United States (…) pay the price for their attack on China’s sovereignty and security in the event of a visit by Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the American House of Representatives, to Taiwan. Several American media have raised the possibility that the Democratic official will visit the island, which Beijing considers its province.

• US President Joe Biden announced the death of Al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri during a “counter-terrorist operation” driven this weekend from the United States to Kabul.

10:28 : China has warned that “United States (…) pay the price for their attack on China’s sovereignty and security in the event of a visit by Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the American House of Representatives, to Taiwan. Several American media have raised the possibility that the Democratic official will visit the island, which Beijing considers its province, during a diplomatic tour through Asia.

07:29 : The Taiwanese Minister of Defense claimed to be “determined, capable and confident” that he can protect the island against threats from China. The island could soon receive the visit of Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic speaker of the American House of Representatives, on tour in Asia, according to American media. Beijing, which considers the island part of its territory, sees this visit as “very dangerous and very provocative”.

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