53 Chinese warplanes and 8 ships spotted around the island

53 Chinese fighter jets over Taiwan

Taiwanese Ministry of Defense reported that 53 warplanes and 8 warships belonging to China were seen around the island during the day.

In the statement made by the ministry, 53 warplanes and 8 ships belonging to China were seen around the island, 23 of which were located in the Taiwan Strait to the east of the air and sea line, which is assumed to limit the areas of influence of the parties, and Taiwan’s “Air Defense Identification Zone” (ADIZ). It was stated that he flew to the southwestern part of the place where he was flying.

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

It is observed that China has increased its military patrol activities around Taiwan and flights crossing the nominal “middle line” that separates the Taiwan Strait, following the visit of US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi earlier last month.


Pelosi became the first Speaker of the US House of Representatives to visit the island, which is in a sovereignty conflict with China, in 25 years. The visit drew the reaction of China, which saw the island as part of its territory.

After the visit, the Chinese army started military exercises around the island, and the exercises that lasted for 7 days 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.

Following Speaker of the House of Representatives Pelosi, a 5-member delegation headed by Democratic Party Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey, Indiana State Governor Eric J. Holcomb, Republican Party Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn and finally Arizona State Governor Doug Ducey visited Taiwan last month. had done.

Beijing, emphasizing the “one China principle”, opposes Taiwan’s establishing independent diplomatic relations with the countries of the world, its representation in the United Nations and other international organizations, and stipulates that the countries that recognize it should break their diplomatic relations with Taiwan.

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