The Taiwan Defense Force has shot down a China military drone over a small islet only 4km off the coast of mainland China.
The shoot down came after Taiwan forces fired two warning shots at the drone. Despite those shots being fired, China failed to remove the drone from Taiwan air space.
Insiders now say "the next 24 hours are critical. If China intends to use the shoot down as a provocation, and excuse to invade, it will likely begin with 24 hours."
To give readers a sense of how very serious this is, Gordon Chang, a man with extraordinary knowledge of how China operates, posted the following on Twitter:
It is time for countries to evacuate diplomatic personnel from #China and advise nationals to leave.— Gordon G. Chang (@GordonGChang) September 1, 2022