China escalated its military attacks against Taiwan. In recent days, several warplanes have entered Taiwan’s airspace.
Taiwanese authorities accuse China of harassment.
China is behaving in a belligerent manner and harming regional peace through its harassing actions. This is what Taiwan Prime Minister Su Tsung-chang said on Saturday.
Violates defense zone
Chinese planes are not supposed to cross Taiwan’s airspace, According to CNN. However, the planes were so close to the border that they were seen as a threat.
This means that they have violated what Taiwan calls its defense zone. It is called the Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ).
The violations are not surprising. It coincides with the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.
A total of 77 Chinese planes landed in Taiwan over the weekend. The operations involved mainly J-16 fighter jets and H-6 bombers. Bombers can be used to carry atomic bombs, BBC reports.
Different types of aircraft
Su-30 fighter jets were also spotted. In addition, at least two Y-8s were seen. It is specifically designed to attack submarines.
The planes came in several groups. Excursions were carried out during the day and in the evening.
Chinese authorities have not yet commented on the air operations. They previously explained that such trips are made to celebrate Chinese sovereignty. It is also a response to the close relations between the United States and Taiwan.
Alarming missile defenses
In response to the weekend’s excesses, Taiwan sent its own planes.
Missile defense was put on alert. In addition, warnings were sent via radio.
It reports the Ministry of Defense of Taiwan.
It is believed that Taiwan belongs to China
Taiwan has a population of 23 million. They live under constant threat from the invasion of China. The Chinese believe that Taiwan should be incorporated into China. Force can be used if necessary.
Under President Xi Jinping, China often sent fighter planes to Taiwan. This has happened almost daily for the past year.
There has been a regular escalation of what Taiwan sees as military harassment.
Also last week, the alarm bells went off. At that time, 24 Chinese combat aircraft were near Taiwan. This was an answer to that The country had applied to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade group.
China claims that Taiwan belongs to its territory. Therefore, the Chinese authorities do not like Taiwan’s accession to international organizations.
After a civil war, Taiwan and China were divided in 1949. The Communist Party emerged victorious from the conflict. They established the People’s Republic of China on October 1, 1949. Mao Zedong became president.
The losing party was the so-called Nationalists, led by Chiang Kai-shek. They fled from China to Taiwan.
The conflict between the two parties was never resolved.
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