17 Chinese warplanes seen around Taiwan

17 Chinese warplanes seen around Taiwan

According to Taiwan’s Ministry of Defense, 17 warplanes and 5 warships belonging to China were seen around the island.

In the statement made by the ministry, it was stated that 10 of the planes flew to the east of the air and sea line, which is considered to limit the areas of influence of the parties in the Taiwan Strait, and to the southwestern part of the region that Taiwan declared “Air Defense Identification Zone”.

In the statement, it was noted that Chinese air and sea vehicles were tracked with electronic tracking tools, patrol planes, ships and ground missile systems.

Following the visit of the Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi at the beginning of the month, the Chinese army started military exercises around the island.

The exercises, which lasted for 7 days, had created a de facto blockade around the island. During exercises using real weapons and ammunition, guided missiles fired from mainland China fell into the waters near Taiwan.

The army spokesman announced that the exercises were completed on August 10, but stated that the military patrol activity in the Taiwan Strait would continue.

12 days after Pelosi’s visit, a new US Congressional delegation headed by Democratic Senator Ed Markey from Massachusetts had visited Taiwan the previous day.

After the visit of this delegation, the Chinese army announced that it would “conduct military patrol activities and exercises” around the island.

The visits lead to the reaction of China, which sees the Island as part of its territory. Beijing, emphasizing the “one China principle”, opposes Taiwan’s establishing independent diplomatic relations with the countries of the world, its representation in the UN and other international organizations, and stipulates that the countries that recognize it should break their diplomatic relations with Taiwan.

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