China Warns ‘Get Ready for World War 3’ If Pelosi Sets Foot in Taiwan

The Chinese government has warned that they will launch World War 3 against America if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi follows through on her promise to visit Taiwan

“Get ready for war!” read a message posted by China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) 80th Group over the proposed visit to Taiwan.

China’s Army’s war message over the potential US visit to Taiwan generated over 300,000 thumbs-up in just 12 hours, creating “high morale among Chinese soldiers” according to Global Times. reports: Below: reportedly the message in question appearing on a PLA channel Friday on the popular Chinese social media app Weibo:

GT further reminds its audience that, possibly corresponding with a Pelosi Taiwan visit (assuming she goes through with it), the country will celebrate the 95th anniversary of China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) military…

At the same time, prominent GT pundit and the publication’s former editor, Hu Xijin, has claimed the Chinese military “has the right” to block Pelosi’s plane and any US fighter jet escorts from Taiwan’s airspace (which China claims as its own).

This after he has in past days reported that Beijing considers “all options, including military ones” to be on the table.

China’s jingoistic statements echoing from government-affiliated media and commentators has gotten considerable attention of late from American observers as the West speculates on what kind of response Beijing is readying in the scenario that Pelosi actually touches down in Taipei, which could be just days away.

But there is a general feeling that if China does respond aggressively – beyond something like just the usual war drills (snap exercises are occurring now in the South China Sea) – there’s little that Washington can do about it, given it would involve simultaneously “confronting” superpowers on two major fronts, considering the spiraling Ukraine situation.

With House Speaker Nancy Pelosi departing for a tour of Asia on Friday – to include Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, and Singapore – The Washington Post’s Josh Rogin says a Taiwan stopover is “expected to happen” during the “early part” of the trip.

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