(Central News Agency) Reuters quoted people familiar with the matter as saying that Haley, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, is scheduled to announce on February 15 that she will run for the Republican Party's 2024 presidential nomination.

Haley was formerly a subordinate of President Trump and may now compete with him for the White House.

She regards China as the biggest external threat to the United States, and once said that if China is allowed to suppress Hong Kong, China's next target is Taiwan.

NBC News reported that Nikki Haley will invite supporters to a special Feb. 15 event in South Carolina, possibly as soon as today, two sources said.

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The South Carolina-based Post and Courier was the first to report on Haley's plans to run for president.

Hailey, who is Indian-American, was selected by Time magazine (Time) as one of the 100 people of the year in 2016.

Haley, a former governor of South Carolina, was the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations for two years during the Trump administration.

During the 2016 Republican presidential primary, Haley supported U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, who ran for office, and has repeatedly publicly criticized Trump's protectionism.

But after Trump got out, Haley announced his support for Trump.

Voice of America (VOA) reported that Haley sees China as "the greatest external threat to the United States" and, like several other potential candidates, she is a fierce critic of the Communist regime in Beijing.

During the anti-government demonstrations in Hong Kong, Haley once wrote a letter to Fox News, pointing out that the situation in Hong Kong affects the whole world. If China is allowed to suppress Hong Kong, Taiwan will be the next target, which will pose a greater danger to the Asian allies of the United States.