Tensions between China and Taiwan are escalating

internationalApr 8, 2323 4:23 PMauthor: Remy Cook

Today, as many as 71 Chinese military aircraft flew across the Taiwan Strait. That reports Reuters. All the planes are taking part in the military exercises organized by China across the island due to anger at Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen.

epa10564499 Air Force personnel load missiles to arm a Mirage 2000 fighter jet inside the air base in Hsinchu, Taiwan, April 8, 2023. China announced three days of military exercises around Taiwan and dozens of aircraft flew across the middle line of the Taiwan Strait on April 8, after which . Visit of the President of Taiwan to the United States. EPA/Ritchie B. Tongo (Environmental Protection Agency)

China is particularly angry because the Taiwanese president spoke with Speaker of the US House of Representatives Kevin McCarthy. A day after returning from the United States, China announced the exercise, and immediately condemned the visit to the United States.

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According to China, Taiwan is part of Chinese territory, and China has never given up using force to control the island. Which led to major protests from Taiwan.

common sword

The PLA exercise began under the name Common Sword, but instead of the previously reported location (Taiwan Strait, ed.), the exercises are now taking place around Taiwan. This, according to the Chinese forces, could be taken as a “serious warning”. A Chinese spokesperson said it was a serious warning to “the provocative attitude of the independent and separatist forces in Taiwan”. “We will not back down from the necessary measure to protect our national sovereignty and territorial integrity,” he added.

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