Beijing still does not recognize the independence of the island, considering it its own territory. The Army of the People's Republic of China (PRC) occupies the third place in the world in terms of power in the military ranking of the Global Firepower, behind the United States and Russia. The United States openly supports the Taiwan authorities. Taiwan seceded from China in 1949 during a civil war. In 2022, the number of the Armed Forces of the PRC reached about 2 million people, and according to the military bulletin The Millitary Balance, the Chinese army has 2 million 350 thousand soldiers. See the infographic aif.ru composition of the Chinese Armed Forces.
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Источник aif.ru The reason was the visit to the island of Taiwan on August 2 by the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the US Congress Nancy Pelosi. China has already protested to the United States and increased its military presence in the southeast of the country. The current geopolitical situation is forcing China to increasingly make harsh statements and demonstrate its strength.