(NewsGlobal.com)- The former editor-in-chief of the state-run Chinese newspaper Global Times, Hu Xijin, sent a tweet against Speaker Nancy Pelosi that was banned for breaking Twitter’s rules.
Hu Xijin tweeted something that was widely seen as a direct threat to Pelosi on a potential trip to Taiwan.
He Tweeted that it would be an invasion if US fighter planes escorted Pelosi’s plane into Taiwan. The PLA is authorized to shoot warning shots and maneuver strategically to disrupt the US fighter fighters and Pelosi’s aircraft. If it doesn’t work, shoot them down.
The phrase “This Tweet violates the Twitter Rules” has since replaced the deleted tweet. This usually refers to a tweet that was removed as a requirement for unlocking an account that had been locked for breaking the rules.
However, Hu Xijin has retweeted several identical claims and fragments of his article that the Global Times had posted.
Additionally, he stated that Taiwan would suffer as a result of the Speaker’s possible visit.
Hu Xijin accused the Tsai Ing-wen government of being a collaborator with Pelosi and claimed China would undoubtedly execute harsh retribution measures concurrently against Taiwan. Authorities in Tsai will be held accountable for the terrible repercussions.
On the matter of Taiwan, Xijin has already threatened Americans on Twitter.
According to reports, The People’s Daily, which is controlled and published by the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party, manages The Global Times. The propaganda publication’s former editor and current writer, Hu Xijin, was seen as expressing the viewpoint of the party in his tweet.
In the meantime, as speaker Pelosi was flying East on Saturday, the Chinese military engaged in live-fire training drills off the coast in front of Taiwan.
According to the official Xinhua News Agency, the People’s Liberation Army held maneuvers close to the Pingtan islands off the coast of Fujian province.
Peter Doocy questioned press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre at the White House briefing last Friday about whether or not President Joe Biden had a reaction to the threat, but she refrained from commenting on a hypothetical.