China caused a new incident in Taiwan yesterday and once again sent military aircraft into Taiwan’s airspace, or more precisely, Taiwan’s self-proclaimed Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ).
For Taiwan, the term is very tricky, because Taiwan claims to be an independent democratic republic. In fact, its official name is the Republic of China, which is the legacy of separation from other countries in China after World War II. When the Communist Party came to power, it was almost in China.
> China sends a plane to Taiwan, Taipei responds: We will fight to the end
However, Taiwan has not yet gained international recognition, and China officially regards it as a treasonous 23rd province and insists that sooner or later its sovereignty must be restored. Indeed, Chinese President Xi Jinping has taken a more aggressive stance on the world stage than ever before. Chinese President Xi Jinping promised that Taiwan will never formally become independent, even at the cost of forcibly returning Taiwan to Beijing.
In any case, Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Wu Ruo Joseph confirmed that Taiwan understands these provocations as a possible introduction to the invasion. He said that if China launches an attack, Taiwan will fight to the end.
Wu Bangguo said: “We are willing to defend ourselves. There is no doubt. If we must defend ourselves, we will continue to fight. If we need to defend ourselves until the last day, then we will defend ourselves until the last day.”
According to Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense, as many as 15 Chinese aircraft, including 12 aircraft, entered Taiwan’s airspace on Wednesday. One of them flew south through the Bashi Canal between Taiwan and the Philippines, warning them to leave.
The Taiwan Ministry said that early Monday, at least 10 Chinese planes arrived at ADIZ in Taiwan, including 4 J-16 fighters and 4 J-10 fighters, as well as a Y-8 anti-submarine aircraft. CNN.
In fact, Chinese military aircraft are now occupying Taiwan’s airspace almost every day, which is why Taipei has of course repeatedly protested. Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense stated that in March, as many as 20 Chinese military aircraft flew into Taiwan’s ADIZ, which is the most aircraft so far this year.
“Taiwan’s independence means war,” Beijing threatened Taipei in January. At that time, a military official said that Chinese military planes invaded Taiwan’s defense zone last year reached a record 380 times, and there was a so-called brain trust. A think tank with ties to the military warned that tensions are now at their highest level since the mid-1990s.
The Federal Aviation Administration of the United States defines ADIZ as “a designated airspace on land or in the air. For the national security of the country, a country needs to immediately and actively carry out identification, location data and aircraft air traffic control”.
Beijing announced on Monday that the Liaoning Aircraft Carrier Combat Team is conducting exercises near Taiwan and explained that this is a “routine military exercise, organized in accordance with the annual work plan, to test the effectiveness of troop training and enhance its ability to maintain national sovereignty and security.” . And development interests.” “.
What is particularly worrying for Taiwan is that China’s exercises were conducted in the east and west of the island. Analysts believe this is a demonstration of China’s ability to encircle Taiwan.
Let us remind you that China’s military investment under Xi Jinping has tripled. According to recent analysis by CNN, China has become the world’s first naval power.