China Initiates 'Combat Readiness Patrol' Near Taiwan, Outraged Over "Surprise" Large US Delegation Visit | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN

China Initiates 'Combat Readiness Patrol' Near Taiwan, Outraged Over "Surprise" Large US Delegation Visit

China state media on Tuesday announced that the People's Liberation Army's (PLA) Eastern Theater Command has initiated combat patrols near the Taiwan Strait in response to what it dubbed "secessionist activities".

This on the heels of China's Defense Ministry condemning the "surprise" latest trip by a US Congressional delegation to Taipei, which Beijing officials denounced as "rude interference in China’s internal affairs." The apparently large number of officials that touched down at Taipei's international airport has outraged Chinese leaders as it's looking like the single largest US group to visit the island in years.

The South China Morning Post is reporting of the Tuesday visit to the democratic-run island, which was organized by the US de facto embassy (the American Institute of Taiwan, or AIT), that "The group boarded a US Navy C-40A plane from Manila and arrived at Taipei Songshan Airport at around 6pm, according to Taiwanese news reports."

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