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This is MailOnline's live blog for US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan amid escalating tensions with China. {"@context":"http://schema.org","@type":"LiveBlogPosting","coverageEndTime":"2022-08-03T11:12:25+01:00","coverageStartTime":"2022-08-03T10:08:43+01:00","dateModified":"2022-08-03T11:12:25+01:00","datePublished":"2022-08-03T10:08:43+01:00","description":"MAILONLINE LIVEBLOG: Get all the latest news and updates on escalating tensions between China and Taiwan on August 3, 2022.","headline":"China-Taiwan news LIVE: Nancy Pelosi departs as Beijing insists six days of military exercises are...","liveBlogUpdate":[{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"Ever since Communist China and Taiwan broke away from each other at the end of the Chinese Civil War in 1949 the waterway separating them has been a tense geopolitical flashpoint.\nJust 81 miles wide at its narrowest point, the Taiwan Strait is a major international shipping channel and all that lies between now democratic, self-ruled Taiwan and its giant authoritarian neighbour.\nBeijing has responded furiously to this week's visit to Taiwan by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, issuing increasingly bellicose threats and announcing a series of military drills in the waters surrounding the island.\nHistorians pinpoint three previous moments when tensions within the Taiwan Strait boiled over into an acute crisis.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Tom Pyman"},"dateModified":"2022-08-03T11:12:25+01:00","datePublished":"2022-08-03T11:12:25+01:00","headline":"China and Taiwan: What is their history, and why are relations at crisis-point?","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/live/article-11076305/China-Taiwan-news-LIVE-UK-warned-not-dance-tune-Nancy-Pelosi-visit.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/live/article-11076305/China-Taiwan-news-LIVE-UK-warned-not-dance-tune-Nancy-Pelosi-visit.html#lc-id-13","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/08/03/10/61018911-0-image-a-1_1659517741796.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"China last night sent 21 military planes into Taiwan's air defence zone, Taipei claimed, as Beijing boasted that it had dispatched its elite J-20 stealth fighter jets toward the tiny island nation.\nBeijing's fighter planes had earlier sent a warning as they buzzed the Taiwan Strait, the 100 mile-wide strip of water that separates the two nations, in the immediate aftermath of House of Representative speaker Nancy Pelosi's arrival in Taipei.\nChinese media confirmed its J-20 stealth jets had taken to the skies around the island, and two of Beijing's warships – a destroyer and a frigate – are in the seas to the east.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Tom Pyman"},"dateModified":"2022-08-03T11:06:41+01:00","datePublished":"2022-08-03T11:06:41+01:00","headline":"Beijing sends Chinese fighter jets and warplanes into Taiwan's air defence zone","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/live/article-11076305/China-Taiwan-news-LIVE-UK-warned-not-dance-tune-Nancy-Pelosi-visit.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/live/article-11076305/China-Taiwan-news-LIVE-UK-warned-not-dance-tune-Nancy-Pelosi-visit.html#lc-id-12","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/08/03/10/61018911-0-image-a-1_1659517741796.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"Asked today whether the Truss offer of military aid still stood, supporter Brandon Lewis would not commit to it. \nThe former Northern Ireland Secretary told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: 'The point Liz was making to the select committee was that we need to be giving the support early where people need it. \n'Now, in different cases that will mean different things, it can be moral support, it could be economic support; in Ukraine's case, yes, that was about defensive weapons support.'","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Tom Pyman"},"dateModified":"2022-08-03T11:00:46+01:00","datePublished":"2022-08-03T11:00:46+01:00","headline":"More on Brandon Lewis rowing back on Liz Truss calls to send weapons to Taiwan","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/live/article-11076305/China-Taiwan-news-LIVE-UK-warned-not-dance-tune-Nancy-Pelosi-visit.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/live/article-11076305/China-Taiwan-news-LIVE-UK-warned-not-dance-tune-Nancy-Pelosi-visit.html#lc-id-11","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/08/03/10/61018911-0-image-a-1_1659517741796.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"China has blocked imports of citrus fruits and fish from Taiwan in retaliation for a visit by top US Democrat Nancy Pelosi to the self-ruled island.\nThe two sides, which split in 1949 after a civil war, have no official relations but multibillion-dollar business ties, especially in the flow of Taiwanese-made processor chips needed by Chinese factories that assemble the world's smartphones and other electronics.\nThey built that business while Beijing threatened for decades to enforce the ruling Communist Party's claim to the island by attacking.On Wednesday, Beijing blocked imports of citrus fruits and frozen mackerel from Taiwan after Ms Pelosi, speaker of the House of Representatives, arrived in Taiwan late on Tuesday.\nBut the ruling party avoided disrupting the flow of chips and other industrial components, a step that would send shockwaves through the shaky global economy.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Tom Pyman"},"dateModified":"2022-08-03T10:50:17+01:00","datePublished":"2022-08-03T10:50:17+01:00","headline":"China blocks imports of citrus fruits and fish from Taiwan","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/live/article-11076305/China-Taiwan-news-LIVE-UK-warned-not-dance-tune-Nancy-Pelosi-visit.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/live/article-11076305/China-Taiwan-news-LIVE-UK-warned-not-dance-tune-Nancy-Pelosi-visit.html#lc-id-10","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/08/03/10/1659520207437_lc_galleryImage_FILE_Customers_buy_fruit_.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen insisted that the island of 23 million would not be cowed by China's actions in the last few hours.\n"Facing deliberately heightened military threats, Taiwan will not back down. We will... continue to hold the line of defence for democracy," Tsai said at an event with Pelosi in Taipei.\nShe also thanked the 82-year-old US lawmaker for "taking concrete actions to show your staunch support for Taiwan at this critical moment".","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Tom Pyman"},"dateModified":"2022-08-03T10:46:45+01:00","datePublished":"2022-08-03T10:46:45+01:00","headline":"Taiwan President insists island won't be cowed by China's actions","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/live/article-11076305/China-Taiwan-news-LIVE-UK-warned-not-dance-tune-Nancy-Pelosi-visit.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/live/article-11076305/China-Taiwan-news-LIVE-UK-warned-not-dance-tune-Nancy-Pelosi-visit.html#lc-id-9","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/08/03/10/1659519966621_lc_galleryImage_In_this_photo_released_by.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"China insisted Wednesday its military exercises around the Taiwan Strait were "necessary and just" in the wake of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to the self-ruled island.\n"The Chinese military's conducting of military exercises in the sea near China's Taiwan are a necessary and just measure to resolutely protect national sovereignty," foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a regular briefing.\n"In the current struggle surrounding Pelosi's Taiwan visit, the United States are the provocateurs, China is the victim. The joint provocation by the US and Taiwan came first, China's just defense came after," she added.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Tom Pyman"},"dateModified":"2022-08-03T10:41:53+01:00","datePublished":"2022-08-03T10:41:53+01:00","headline":"China says military drills around Taiwan Strait 'necessary and just'","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/live/article-11076305/China-Taiwan-news-LIVE-UK-warned-not-dance-tune-Nancy-Pelosi-visit.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/live/article-11076305/China-Taiwan-news-LIVE-UK-warned-not-dance-tune-Nancy-Pelosi-visit.html#lc-id-8","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/08/03/10/1659519532168_lc_galleryImage_Chinese_anti_aircraft_for.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"After her high-profile summit with President Tsai Ing-wen, Ms Pelosi then visited a human rights museum in Taipei.\nThis morning she was seen waving from the steps of her plane out of the country, as she departs for South Korea, the next stop on an Asia tour that also includes Singapore, Malaysia and Japan.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Tom Pyman"},"dateModified":"2022-08-03T10:36:45+01:00","datePublished":"2022-08-03T10:36:45+01:00","headline":"Pelosi waves goodbye to Taiwan","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/live/article-11076305/China-Taiwan-news-LIVE-UK-warned-not-dance-tune-Nancy-Pelosi-visit.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/live/article-11076305/China-Taiwan-news-LIVE-UK-warned-not-dance-tune-Nancy-Pelosi-visit.html#lc-id-7","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/08/03/10/1659519290298_lc_galleryImage_US_speaker_Nancy_Pelosi_d.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"Major concerns have been sparked in the tech industry over supply if China were to invade Taiwan amid the rising tensions between the two countries.\nExperts have said that the most-advanced chip factory in the world on the island would be rendered ‘not operable’, plunging the global supply chain into chaos – resulting in a shortage of smartphones, computers and brake sensors.\nApple's chipmaker, the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), has warned that a war between Taiwan and China would make ‘everybody losers,' sparking economic turmoil.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Tom Pyman"},"dateModified":"2022-08-03T10:33:25+01:00","datePublished":"2022-08-03T10:33:25+01:00","headline":"War between China and Taiwan could spark a smartphone shortage","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/live/article-11076305/China-Taiwan-news-LIVE-UK-warned-not-dance-tune-Nancy-Pelosi-visit.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/live/article-11076305/China-Taiwan-news-LIVE-UK-warned-not-dance-tune-Nancy-Pelosi-visit.html#lc-id-6","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/08/03/10/61018911-0-image-a-1_1659517741796.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Tom Pyman"},"dateModified":"2022-08-03T10:28:21+01:00","datePublished":"2022-08-03T10:28:21+01:00","headline":"Brandon Lewis cool on prospect of arms for Taiwan","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/live/article-11076305/China-Taiwan-news-LIVE-UK-warned-not-dance-tune-Nancy-Pelosi-visit.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.

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.html#lc-id-5","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/08/03/10/61018911-0-image-a-1_1659517741796.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"China's foreign minister, Wang Yi, branded the trip a 'complete farce' and repeated the much-used phrase by Chinese diplomacy that 'those who play with fire will perish by it.'\nLast week Chinese premier Xi Jinping had used the same expression in a phone call to US President Joe Biden.\nEarly on Wednesday, the Chinese foreign ministry slammed Pelosi for 'brazenly' going ahead with the trip that was still unconfirmed as late as Monday, claiming it 'maliciously infringes on China's sovereignty and blatantly engages in political provocations.'\n'It proves once again that some US politicians have become 'troublemakers' of China-US relations,' the statement said. ","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Tom Pyman"},"dateModified":"2022-08-03T10:26:49+01:00","datePublished":"2022-08-03T10:26:49+01:00","headline":"Furious China warns of 'criminal punishment measures' following Nancy Pelosi's 'brazen' visit to Taiwan","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/live/article-11076305/China-Taiwan-news-LIVE-UK-warned-not-dance-tune-Nancy-Pelosi-visit.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/live/article-11076305/China-Taiwan-news-LIVE-UK-warned-not-dance-tune-Nancy-Pelosi-visit.html#lc-id-4","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/08/03/10/61018911-0-image-a-1_1659517741796.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"Taiwan views itself as an independent nation separate from mainland China, but Beijing views it as a breakaway province that it has vowed to 'reunify'.\nThe island is home to the remnants of the Nationalist Party which fought against, and lost, a war to China's Communist Party after the Second World War.\nAmerica officially recognised the Communists as legitimate rulers of China in 1979 when they established diplomatic relations with Beijing, which also involved acknowledging that there is only 'one China' and Taiwan is part of it.\nHowever, Congress passed a bill shortly afterwards that compels the US to supply arms to Taiwan to allow it to defend itself in the event it is attacked.\nAn uneasy truce has held around the island ever since, but tensions have been ramping up since President Xi Jinping said in 2019 that he reserves the right to 'reunify' Taiwan by force, if it is deemed necessary.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Tom Pyman"},"dateModified":"2022-08-03T10:23:37+01:00","datePublished":"2022-08-03T10:23:37+01:00","headline":"What is the relationship between China and Taiwan?","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/live/article-11076305/China-Taiwan-news-LIVE-UK-warned-not-dance-tune-Nancy-Pelosi-visit.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/live/article-11076305/China-Taiwan-news-LIVE-UK-warned-not-dance-tune-Nancy-Pelosi-visit.html#lc-id-3","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/08/03/10/1659518532268_lc_galleryImage_The_Taipei_101_building_l.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi - who on Tuesday became the most-senior politician to visit Taiwan since 1997, when China was last engaged in sabre-rattling - refused to back down, defiantly telling Beijing that the US 'will not abandon its commitment' as she met with President President Tsai Ing-wen in Taipei.\n'Today the world faces a choice between democracy and autocracy' she said in a short speech during a meeting with Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen.\n'America's determination to preserve democracy, here in Taiwan and around the world, remains ironclad.'","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Tom Pyman"},"dateModified":"2022-08-03T10:20:19+01:00","datePublished":"2022-08-03T10:20:19+01:00","headline":"Why is Nancy Pelosi there and what has she said?","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/live/article-11076305/China-Taiwan-news-LIVE-UK-warned-not-dance-tune-Nancy-Pelosi-visit.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/live/article-11076305/China-Taiwan-news-LIVE-UK-warned-not-dance-tune-Nancy-Pelosi-visit.html#lc-id-2","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/08/03/10/1659518271557_lc_galleryImage_TAIPEI_TAIWAN_AUGUST_03_S.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"China will surround Taiwan and effectively blockade the island with massive military drills in the most-serious threat to its independence in decades as Beijing escalates tensions over Nancy Pelosi's visit. \nSix days of military exercises kicked off Tuesday with live-fire drills in and around the Taiwan strait that will last through today, as authoritarian China attempts to intimidate its democratic neighbour and pressure the US into dropping its support for the self-governing island.\nFour more days of drills will then commence on Thursday and last until Sunday, taking place in six locations around the country - three of which cross into its territorial waters in what Taipei has today called a serious breach of international norms.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Tom Pyman"},"dateModified":"2022-08-03T10:16:03+01:00","datePublished":"2022-08-03T10:16:03+01:00","headline":"What has happened so far?","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/live/article-11076305/China-Taiwan-news-LIVE-UK-warned-not-dance-tune-Nancy-Pelosi-visit.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/live/article-11076305/China-Taiwan-news-LIVE-UK-warned-not-dance-tune-Nancy-Pelosi-visit.html#lc-id-1","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/08/03/10/61018911-0-image-a-1_1659517741796.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"Welcome to MailOnline's live coverage of escalating tensions in Taiwan. We'll be providing regular updates on Nancy Pelosi's visit, the response of China and reaction from around the globe throughout the day.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Tom Pyman"},"dateModified":"2022-08-03T10:08:43+01:00","datePublished":"2022-08-03T10:08:43+01:00","headline":"Good morning","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/live/article-11076305/China-Taiwan-news-LIVE-UK-warned-not-dance-tune-Nancy-Pelosi-visit.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/live/article-11076305/China-Taiwan-news-LIVE-UK-warned-not-dance-tune-Nancy-Pelosi-visit.html#lc-id-0","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/08/03/10/61018911-0-image-a-1_1659517741796.jpg"}],"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher","@type":"Organization","logo":{"@type":"ImageObject","height":"60","url":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/sitelogos/daily-mail-structured-data-logo.gif","width":"350"},"name":"Daily Mail"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/live/article-11076305/China-Taiwan-news-LIVE-UK-warned-not-dance-tune-Nancy-Pelosi-visit.html","author":[{"@type":"Person","name":"Tom Pyman"}]} Tom Pyman Host commentator 11:12 China and Taiwan: What is their history, and why are relations at crisis-point? Ever since Communist China and Taiwan broke away from each other at the end of the Chinese Civil War in 1949 the waterway separating them has been a tense geopolitical flashpoint. Just 81 miles wide at its narrowest point, the Taiwan Strait is a major international shipping channel and all that lies between now democratic, self-ruled Taiwan and its giant authoritarian neighbour. Beijing has responded furiously to this week's visit to Taiwan by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, issuing increasingly bellicose threats and announcing a series of military drills in the waters surrounding the island. Historians pinpoint three previous moments when tensions within the Taiwan Strait boiled over into an acute crisis. China surrounds Taiwan with military drills responding to Pelosi visit China will hold six days of military drills that will surround the island of Taiwan, cross into its territorial waters, and amount to a blockade of the seas and skies, the defence ministry says. Mail Online 11:06 Beijing sends Chinese fighter jets and warplanes into Taiwan's air defence zone China last night sent 21 military planes into Taiwan's air defence zone, Taipei claimed, as Beijing boasted that it had dispatched its elite J-20 stealth fighter jets toward the tiny island nation. Beijing's fighter planes had earlier sent a warning as they buzzed the Taiwan Strait, the 100 mile-wide strip of water that separates the two nations, in the immediate aftermath of House of Representative speaker Nancy Pelosi's arrival in Taipei. Chinese media confirmed its J-20 stealth jets had taken to the skies around the island, and two of Beijing's warships – a destroyer and a frigate – are in the seas to the east. China sends 21 fighter jets plus elite J-20 warplanes toward Taiwan China last night sent 21 military planes into Taiwan's air defence zone, Taipei claimed, as Beijing boasted that it had dispatched its elite J-20 stealth fighter jets toward the tiny island nation Mail Online 11:00 More on Brandon Lewis rowing back on Liz Truss calls to send weapons to Taiwan Asked today whether the Truss offer of military aid still stood, supporter Brandon Lewis would not commit to it.  The former Northern Ireland Secretary told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: 'The point Liz was making to the select committee was that we need to be giving the support early where people need it.  'Now, in different cases that will mean different things, it can be moral support, it could be economic support; in Ukraine's case, yes, that was about defensive weapons support.' Truss backer Brandon Lewis cool on previous call to ARM Taiwan The Foreign Secretary raised eyebrows in June when she told a parliamentary committee the tiny island nation should be given the means to defend itself from a Communist invasion. Mail Online 10:50 China blocks imports of citrus fruits and fish from Taiwan China has blocked imports of citrus fruits and fish from Taiwan in retaliation for a visit by top US Democrat Nancy Pelosi to the self-ruled island. The two sides, which split in 1949 after a civil war, have no official relations but multibillion-dollar business ties, especially in the flow of Taiwanese-made processor chips needed by Chinese factories that assemble the world's smartphones and other electronics. They built that business while Beijing threatened for decades to enforce the ruling Communist Party's claim to the island by attacking.On Wednesday, Beijing blocked imports of citrus fruits and frozen mackerel from Taiwan after Ms Pelosi, speaker of the House of Representatives, arrived in Taiwan late on Tuesday. But the ruling party avoided disrupting the flow of chips and other industrial components, a step that would send shockwaves through the shaky global economy. Customers buy fruit at a stall in Taipei, Taiwan 10:46 Taiwan President insists island won't be cowed by China's actions Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen insisted that the island of 23 million would not be cowed by China's actions in the last few hours. "Facing deliberately heightened military threats, Taiwan will not back down. We will... continue to hold the line of defence for democracy," Tsai said at an event with Pelosi in Taipei. She also thanked the 82-year-old US lawmaker for "taking concrete actions to show your staunch support for Taiwan at this critical moment". Nancy Pelosi, left, and Taiwanese President President Tsai Ing-wen, right 10:41 China says military drills around Taiwan Strait 'necessary and just' China insisted Wednesday its military exercises around the Taiwan Strait were "necessary and just" in the wake of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to the self-ruled island. "The Chinese military's conducting of military exercises in the sea near China's Taiwan are a necessary and just measure to resolutely protect national sovereignty," foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a regular briefing. "In the current struggle surrounding Pelosi's Taiwan visit, the United States are the provocateurs, China is the victim. The joint provocation by the US and Taiwan came first, China's just defense came after," she added. Chinese anti-aircraft forces in its Eastern Theatre - which covers the Taiwan Strait - take part in live-fire exercises overnight in an effort to intimidate Taipei and the US 10:36 Pelosi waves goodbye to Taiwan After her high-profile summit with President Tsai Ing-wen, Ms Pelosi then visited a human rights museum in Taipei. This morning she was seen waving from the steps of her plane out of the country, as she departs for South Korea, the next stop on an Asia tour that also includes Singapore, Malaysia and Japan. US speaker Nancy Pelosi departs Taipei. 10:33 War between China and Taiwan could spark a smartphone shortage Major concerns have been sparked in the tech industry over supply if China were to invade Taiwan amid the rising tensions between the two countries. Experts have said that the most-advanced chip factory in the world on the island would be rendered ‘not operable’, plunging the global supply chain into chaos – resulting in a shortage of smartphones, computers and brake sensors. Apple's chipmaker, the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), has warned that a war between Taiwan and China would make ‘everybody losers,' sparking economic turmoil. How war between China & Taiwan could spark shortage of smartphones TSMC Chair Mark Liu, right, said the chipmakers plant, which is the world's largest semiconductor manufacturer, would not be able to operate if the Chinese invaded as it cannot be run 'by force'. Mail Online 10:28 Brandon Lewis cool on prospect of arms for Taiwan Brandon Lewis this morning refusing to go as far as ally Liz Truss over UK arms for Taiwan. She mooted supplying Taipei in June but he suggested to @BBCr4today this morning that aid could be more 'moral and economic' amid heightened China tensions over #pelositaiwan— David Wilcock (@DavidTWilcock) August 3, 2022 10:26 Furious China warns of 'criminal punishment measures' following Nancy Pelosi's 'brazen' visit to Taiwan China's foreign minister, Wang Yi, branded the trip a 'complete farce' and repeated the much-used phrase by Chinese diplomacy that 'those who play with fire will perish by it.' Last week Chinese premier Xi Jinping had used the same expression in a phone call to US President Joe Biden. Early on Wednesday, the Chinese foreign ministry slammed Pelosi for 'brazenly' going ahead with the trip that was still unconfirmed as late as Monday, claiming it 'maliciously infringes on China's sovereignty and blatantly engages in political provocations.' 'It proves once again that some US politicians have become 'troublemakers' of China-US relations,' the statement said.  China warns of 'criminal punishment measures' against Taiwan China's foreign minister, Wang Yi (pictured), branded the trip a 'complete farce' and repeated the much-used phrase by Chinese diplomacy that 'those who play with fire will perish.' Mail Online 10:23 What is the relationship between China and Taiwan? Taiwan views itself as an independent nation separate from mainland China, but Beijing views it as a breakaway province that it has vowed to 'reunify'. The island is home to the remnants of the Nationalist Party which fought against, and lost, a war to China's Communist Party after the Second World War. America officially recognised the Communists as legitimate rulers of China in 1979 when they established diplomatic relations with Beijing, which also involved acknowledging that there is only 'one China' and Taiwan is part of it. However, Congress passed a bill shortly afterwards that compels the US to supply arms to Taiwan to allow it to defend itself in the event it is attacked. An uneasy truce has held around the island ever since, but tensions have been ramping up since President Xi Jinping said in 2019 that he reserves the right to 'reunify' Taiwan by force, if it is deemed necessary. The Taipei 101 building lit up with a message reading "TW hearts US" as a welcome sign for US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit 10:20 Why is Nancy Pelosi there and what has she said? US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi - who on Tuesday became the most-senior politician to visit Taiwan since 1997, when China was last engaged in sabre-rattling - refused to back down, defiantly telling Beijing that the US 'will not abandon its commitment' as she met with President President Tsai Ing-wen in Taipei. 'Today the world faces a choice between democracy and autocracy' she said in a short speech during a meeting with Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen. 'America's determination to preserve democracy, here in Taiwan and around the world, remains ironclad.' Nancy Pelosi in Taiwan 10:16 What has happened so far? China will surround Taiwan and effectively blockade the island with massive military drills in the most-serious threat to its independence in decades as Beijing escalates tensions over Nancy Pelosi's visit.  Six days of military exercises kicked off Tuesday with live-fire drills in and around the Taiwan strait that will last through today, as authoritarian China attempts to intimidate its democratic neighbour and pressure the US into dropping its support for the self-governing island. Four more days of drills will then commence on Thursday and last until Sunday, taking place in six locations around the country - three of which cross into its territorial waters in what Taipei has today called a serious breach of international norms. China surrounds Taiwan with military drills responding to Pelosi visit China will hold six days of military drills that will surround the island of Taiwan, cross into its territorial waters, and amount to a blockade of the seas and skies, the defence ministry says. Mail Online 10:08 Good morning Welcome to MailOnline's live coverage of escalating tensions in Taiwan. 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