Officially, the People’s Liberation Army of the People’s Republic of China (PLA) account China’s 80th United Armed Army called on soldiers on its local Weibo social network to prepare for a military confrontation.
The message read, “Get ready for battle.”
Later, in a commentary on the broadcast, military representatives explained that it coincided with the 95th anniversary of the PLA’s founding.
China’s 80th Army is a military formation of the People’s Liberation Army. Its headquarter is in Weifang City.
Previously reportedChina began a two-day military exercise in the South China Sea off the coast of Guangdong. The maneuvers took place at the start of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s tour of Asia, which may include a trip to Taiwan.
Prior to that, Chinese President Xi Jinping had a telephone conversation with US President Joe Biden. declarationChina strongly opposes separatism and “Taiwan independence”, as well as foreign intervention.