For those unaware, Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the US House of Representatives, will land in Taiwan shortly.
China has multiplied threats against the USA in the event of such a visit. Tensions have been building for weeks.
China releases military and patriotic videos, and even live ammunition fire drills against aircraft approaching Taiwan.
In recent days, the military presence has been reinforced on both sides.
The elite American fleet is currently deployed around the Island, closely watched by China.
The slightest spark could ignite the powder.
Something major is unlikely to happen today, but the American communication is clear: the United States will not allow itself to be threatened or intimidated. They will not back down.
Enough talk, today is the first day of an indirect confrontation which will determine who will back down before the other, as long as one of the two camps does.
China activated all of its diplomatic channels half an hour ago, threatening its Asian partners with economic reprisals in the event of passivity. The message, basically: “If you're not with us, you're against us. »