As tensions around the South China Sea continued to rise, China flew another 27 military aircraft into Taiwan’s airspace.
The Taiwan Ministry of National Defense said Chinese military aircraft entered the southwestern region of the country’s air defense identification zone earlier today.
They tweeted: ’27 PLA Aircraft (KJ-500 AEW & C * 2, Y-9 EW, H-6 * 5, Y-20 Aerial Refueling, J-10 * 6, J-11 * 4, J-16 * 8) Entered the southwestern ADIZ of Taiwan on November 28, 2021.
The latest move is a few days when Chinese troops conducted a “combat preparation” patrol in the direction of the Taiwan Strait as a delegation of the U.S. Parliament suddenly visited Taipei to support China’s alleged democratically governed island. It will happen later.
On Friday, five members of the US House of Representatives arrived in Taiwan for a two-day trip. This is a visit by US lawmakers twice a month.
China flew 27 military aircraft in the southwestern part of Taiwan’s air defense identification zone
Taiwan’s Ministry of Defense said Chinese military aircraft have entered the southwestern region
Similar to its last visit, Chinese troops have announced patrols near the narrow and sensitive Taiwan Strait that separates the island from its huge neighbors.
The People’s Liberation Army’s Eastern Theater Command said on Friday that it “organized the Navy and Air Force to continue patrols of combat-prepared police in the direction of the Straits of Taiwan.”
“To deal with the current situation in the Straits of Taiwan requires relevant action. Taiwan is part of China’s territory, and it is the sacred mission of our army to protect national sovereignty and territorial integrity.
China routinely denounces US politicians’ visits to Taiwan, and its Foreign Ministry is “losing” to use Taiwanese cards for recent trips by bipartisan parliamentary groups. He said he had filed a formal complaint with Washington.
At her office early Friday, she met Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, and US delegation leaders praised the island as the “power for good” of the world.
“President Madam, I admire and admire your leadership. Under your administration, the bond between us is more positive and productive than it was decades ago,” previously Japan. Said Mark Takano, chairman of the Veterans Affairs Committee, which had a group in South Korea.
The PLA J-16 (file image) was one of the military aircraft that flew into the area.
Also, among the military aircraft that entered Taiwan’s airspace was the PLA Y-9 EW (file photo).
The Taiwan State Department said the PLA H-6 (file photo) is one of the aircraft found in the area.
“Our commitment to Taiwan is solid and remains solid as the bonds between us grow. Taiwan is a democratic success story, a trusted partner and a force for the good of the world. “He added.
The United States, like most countries, has no official relationship with Taiwan, but is the most important international supporter and arms supplier of democratically dominated islands.
Senator Nancy Mace, a member of the delegation, tweeted that the Washington embassy in China “requested the cancellation of the trip.”
“We didn’t,” she added, posting her photo outside the US Air Force jet that brought her to Taipei under the caption “I just landed in the Republic of Taiwan.” Independence.
In October, China flew 52 aircraft into Taiwan’s airspace last month on its largest mission to date.
Taipei said 34 J-16 fighters had accompanied 12 H-6 nuclear-capable bombers, two Su-30 jets, and other military aircraft to the “air defense identification zone.”
Only a few weeks after China flew a total of 93 aircraft near the island on five separate missions, the largest of which consisted of 25.
Last month, China’s national media also threatened the island and its allies, asking “Australia’s willingness to accompany Taiwan … will it be a feed for cannons” after the foreign minister sought assistance in defense preparations. ..
China’s Global Times, the national mouthpiece, tweeted the threat in response to Minister Wu Yan, who requested Australia and other “like-minded” countries to share military and security information.
Separately, Global Times editor Hu Xijin tweeted, “It’s only a matter of time before Taiwan’s separatist authorities collapse.”
An editorial in the same newspaper added that, unlike the “guardian of honor” in the traditional parade, “airplanes flying towards Taiwan are combat forces aimed at actual combat.”
“The increase in the number of aircraft has shown the PLA’s operational capabilities,” he added. “This is a clear and unmistakable declaration of China’s sovereignty over the island.”
This operation is designed to help pilots become accustomed to “battlefield conditions”, so they can fight like “experienced veterans” when “attack orders are given”.
“There is no doubt about the future of the situation in the entire Taiwan Strait.
“The initiative on when and how to solve Taiwan’s problems is firmly in the hands of mainland China.”
27 Chinese military aircraft fly into Taiwan’s airspace
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