In a shocking revelation, Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Jaushieh Joseph Wu, has warned that China is gearing up for a potential war with Taiwan. Speaking exclusively to CNN’s Jim Sciutto, Wu condemned China’s recent military drills and simulations, saying that they suggest the nation is getting “ready to launch a war against Taiwan.”

The Chinese military recently conducted a series of exercises, including “joint precision strikes,” which simulated an attack on Taiwan. These drills come amid rising tensions between China and Taiwan, with China refusing to acknowledge Taiwan’s sovereignty and repeatedly threatening to use force to bring the island under its control.

Wu expressed concern that China’s aggressive posturing could escalate into a full-scale conflict. “We are seeing more and more aggressive actions from China, which indicate that they are preparing for an attack,” Wu said. “These drills are not just for show, they are a clear message to Taiwan and to the world that China is willing to use force to achieve its goals.”

The Taiwanese official’s warning has sent shockwaves through the international community, with many expressing concern about the potential for a military conflict in the region. The United States, which has long-standing security ties with Taiwan, has also expressed concern about China’s aggressive behavior and has vowed to support Taiwan in the event of an attack.

As tensions continue to rise, the world watches with bated breath, hoping that a peaceful resolution can be found to avoid a potential catastrophic conflict between China and Taiwan.