On Monday (August 1), Taiwan’s defence ministry announced that four Chinese fighter jets had entered its Southwest Air Defence Zone (ADZ). According to the ministry, the fighter jets were J-16 models.
Chinese threats against Taiwan have gained prominence in light of US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s possible visit to Taiwan. China is vehemently opposed to it.
Taiwan’s defence ministry announced the Chinese incursion on its official website. Taiwanese planes were on high alert, according to the information.
To monitor Chinese activity, radio warnings were issued to Chinese fighter jets, and air defence missile systems were deployed.
China considers Taiwan to be part of its territory and has not ruled out using force to seize it. Chinese fighter jets have made frequent incursions into Taiwan’s air defence zone.
The United States is Taiwan’s most important global supporter. It has previously received weapons, technology, and other assistance from the United States.
The possibility of Pelosi visiting Taiwan has strained relations between China and the United States.
In the Taiwan Strait, China even conducted a live-fire naval exercise. The naval exercise is being interpreted as an expression of Chinese displeasure with Pelosi’s visit.
Just a few days ago, US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke on the phone. Jinping issued a stern warning to Biden regarding Taiwan.
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