Border Crossed – Chinese fighter jets in Taiwan airspace

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Border Crossed – Chinese fighter jets in Taiwan airspace

Chinese planes have again crossed the unofficial border line in the Taiwan Strait. Taiwan’s defense ministry said early on Saturday that nine Chinese fighter jets and a military drone had flown over the centerline in the past 24 hours.

Taiwan sent planes to warn Chinese planes. Missile systems would have been watching them. According to the Beijing government, democratically governed Taiwan belongs to China. In recent years, there have been almost daily operations by the Chinese Air Force near Taiwan.

Excitement about visiting the US
But now tensions are rising. Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen is on his way to Latin America, but will make stopovers in New York and Los Angeles on the return flight.

It is speculated that she will meet Speaker of the US House of Representatives Kevin McCarthy. China has warned that such a meeting would be a provocation that will be met with a response. Taiwan has rejected the warnings. The Washington government on Wednesday urged China not to use Tsai Ing-wen’s stopover as a reason to take more aggressive action against Taiwan.

China held military maneuvers around Taiwan in August following a visit to Taipei by then Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi.

Source: Krone

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