Taiwan claims major encroachment by China

Beijing has dispatched dozens of warplanes and naval vessels close to Taiwan, the island’s government claims

China has dispatched dozens of warplanes and naval vessels close to Taiwan’s shores, the island’s authorities have said amid the flare-up of tensions in the region.

Beijing sent 13 aircraft and 68 ships close to the island on Friday. Some even crossed the median line which divides Taiwan Strait. “jeopardized the status quo of the strait.” 

The ministry said the island’s military “responded to such a situation accordingly”With patrol planes, warships, and missile systems.

“[The Taiwanese] Armed Forces seek no escalation, but we succumb to no challenges and respond with reason,”The ministry stated.

China launched snap military drills around Taiwan on Wednesday in response to this week’s visit to Taiwan by Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi.

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These drills simulate a “blockade”The Chinese Defense Ministry explains that the Chinese Defense Ministry also provides information on amphibious assaults, ground attacks, and other aspects of island defense.

Beijing considers the self-governing island its territory and views visits such as Pelosi’s as attacks on its sovereignty and the violation of the ‘one-China’ principle, under which most countries refrain from diplomatic recognition of Taiwan as an independent nation.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi blasted Pelosi’s trip as “a complete farce”Also, be aware “those who offend China will be punished.” 

Tsai-Ing-wen (Taiwanese President) called Beijing Thursday. “exercise restraint”And vowed that they would “resolutely defend our sovereignty.”



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