China opposes ‘intervention’ in Taiwan, sent a plane | News of South China Sea
Beijing has also sent several ships to the South China Sea which some experts call “ threatening ”.
China has said it will “not tolerate” foreign affairs in relation to Taiwan, an independent island claimed by China, Taiwan has said Chinese airlines have intervened, and Beijing has sent more ships to the South China Sea.
At least 28 Chinese aircraft, including fighters and nuclear bombers, entered the Taiwan Airlines (ADIZ) on Tuesday, the Taiwan government said.
This came as a group of Seven Leaders issued a statement Sunday against China on a number of issues and reiterated the need for peace and order across the Taiwan Strait.
Asked at a press conference on Wednesday whether the military agreed with the G7’s statement, Ma Xiaoguang, a spokesman for China’s China Affairs Office, criticized the Taiwanese government for the crisis.
Beijing has been adding to the crisis on the island since Tsai Ing-wen’s presidency in 2016 and believes the island’s government is working with foreign powers to secure independence.
“We will not tolerate attempts at independence or active intervention in Taiwan by foreign forces, and that is why we must respond strongly to these violence,” Ma said.
Taiwan has complained about the past few months of repeatedly by the Chinese army near the island, especially southwest of its airfield near the Pratas Islands controlled by Taiwan.
This time, however, not only Chinese planes are flying in the vicinity of the Pratas Islands, but bombers and some of the militants have flown south to southern Taiwan near the island, according to the Taiwanese Ministry of Defense.
The flight took place the same day of U.S. military says US-led patrol car Ronald Reagan has entered a raging South China.
“The Ronald Reagan Strike is not affiliated with any Chinese military aircraft,” Carrier Strike Group 5 spokesman Lieutenant Commander Joe Keiley said in a text message in response to questions about whether a Chinese aircraft was approaching.
“During the protests in the South China Sea, all communications between ships and aircraft have been in line with international standards and have not affected our operations.”
A Taiwanese security official told Reuters he believed China wanted to send a message to the United States as the group operated the Bashi Channel, which separates Taiwan from the Philippines and into the South China Sea.
“It is a serious threat to the US military. They want the United States to realize its potential and to improve its operations,” he said.
Taiwan needs to understand that Chinese forces are starting operations in the southeastern ADIZ (zone of defense defense), he added.
This “to some extent was to improve what we were sent to the east and increase the pressure on air security around our ADIZ”, the source said.
The east coast of Taiwan is home to two large airports with hangers dug in the mountains for protection in China.
#Chinese warships in the South China Sea in early June. A preview shows the type 901 Ship 967 ship with Type 052D #chimonac Amendment 162; CHAGANHU was shipped in late 2018, NANNING in May 2021. The final view shows the model 071 submarine QILIANSHAN 985, which was shipped again in May pic.twitter.com/ltNnvZdpiV
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In recent days, China has deployed troops in raging waters in the South China Sea.
The U.S. military has said this recently Chinese spacecraft on Spratly’s Fiery Cross Reef, which is considered to be one of the most influential Chinese movements in the region.
Chinese cruise ships were also spotted in the area, as well as aircraft carriers at the coastal airport.
Shipping, damage and air-conditioning ships also reported in the South China Sea in recent weeks, according to reports and a video.