68 Chinese planes, 13 ships entered Taiwan’s territory

Angered by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, China has strengthened its claim on Taiwan and imposed sanctions on Nancy Pelosi and her family. Apart from this, China has also canceled some important talks with America on defence, climate change and other issues. On the other hand, China violated Taiwan’s airspace while conducting […]
 


68 Chinese planes, 13 ships entered Taiwan’s territory

Angered by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, China has strengthened its claim on Taiwan and imposed sanctions on Nancy Pelosi and her family. Apart from this, China has also canceled some important talks with America on defence, climate change and other issues. On the other hand, China violated Taiwan’s airspace while conducting military exercises for the second consecutive day. Taiwan’s defense ministry said 68 Chinese planes and 13 warships crossed the central border on Friday. On the other hand, America has deployed its largest warship Ronald Reagan equipped with 99 fighter jets near Taiwan to control China.

 

China’s military has surrounded Taiwan from six sides and continues military exercises on the islands it holds. On Friday, China banned Nancy Pelosi for traveling to Taiwan. China’s foreign ministry said on Friday that 82-year-old Nancy Pelosi ignored China’s concerns. Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan is a violation of China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and the US violates the One China Principle. Pelosi’s move poses a serious threat to peace and stability in the Taiwan Straits. Due to Pelosi’s provocative actions, China has banned the entry of Nancy Pelosi and her family members into China according to its laws.

 

Along with imposing sanctions on Pelosi, China has spoken of breaking ties with the US on many issues. China has announced an end to ties with the US over climate change, military ties as well as anti-drug operations. According to China, the China-US theater commander talks and the China-US defense policy-coordination talks have been cancelled. Apart from this, China has broken ties with America on many issues. A major incident in the recent past has been the postponement of defense talks due to mutual enmity between the two superpowers.

Also, China has once again warned America. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in the capital of Cambodia that the US should not be in a hurry to create a major crisis. Meanwhile, over 100 fighter jets and 10 warships have participated in Chinese military exercises around Taiwan in the past two days. Fighter jets, bombers and destroyers have been used in an ongoing ‘joint protest operation’ in six areas around Taiwan, according to a report by the Chinese news agency Xinhua.

Meanwhile, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Friday that China’s military exercises targeting Taiwan and firing missiles into Japan’s exclusive economic zone are symbols of provocation. He urged China to withdraw such measures. He said Nancy Pelosi’s visit was peaceful and there was no change in US policy on Taiwan. Even amid tensions with China, Nancy Pelosi said on Friday that China cannot isolate Taiwan by barring US officials from traveling. China can’t stop us from traveling to Taiwan.

Taiwan’s defense ministry said 68 Chinese planes violated its airspace on Friday. Taiwan will take strict action in view of its national security. In addition, the US has deployed its Navy’s largest nuclear aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan to Taiwan to threaten China. The ship is the flagship of the US Seventh Fleet and is equipped with 99 fighter jets and helicopters. Along with this, three types of lethal weapons are deployed on it.