Taiwan and Chinese warships face off before the end of military exercises

ISLAMABAD, Aug 07 (Alliance News): Chinese and Taiwanese warships played a game of cat-and-mouse before the end of four consecutive days of Chinese military exercises in the island’s sea lanes in response to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan.

According to foreign media, Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the sovereign island provoked China, which for the first time responded with a ballistic missile test over Taiwan’s capital and cut off communications with the United States.

Taiwan’s defense ministry said in a statement that a number of Chinese military warships, aircraft and drones were circling its navy and the island as an attack, and they also deployed their warships to respond appropriately. Planes and aircrafts were dispatched.

As on Sunday, as Chinese aircraft again built up pressure near the border, Taiwanese warplanes continued to circle close to monitor and prevent the Chinese from crossing the border, one of the people said.

Sources said that the attempts to cross the border from one side continued and the warplanes from the other side kept standing in the way and forcing them to a more backward position and eventually those (Chinese) planes began to retreat.

China’s state-run Xinhua News Agency reported last week that the Chinese drills will focus on six locations around the island of Taiwan, which China claims as part of its territory, starting on Thursday and ending at noon on Sunday. Will continue.

China’s military said joint naval and air exercises in the north, southwest and east of Taiwan focused on land and sea attack capabilities, but the US has described the Chinese drills as an escalation of the conflict.

A White House spokesman said these activities are a significant escalation in China’s efforts to change the ‘status quo’, which is provocative and irresponsible.

Destroying peace and order
China says its relations with Taiwan are an internal matter and reserves the right to use force to control the island if necessary, while Taiwan rejects Chinese claims, saying only Taiwan Only the people can decide their future.

Taiwan’s Prime Minister Si Tseng-chung told media representatives that China had aggressively used armed forces to destroy peace.

Taiwan’s defense ministry said its forces had deployed its jets to warn of 20 Chinese aircraft, 14 of which crossed the median line, and 14 Chinese vessels operating around the Taiwan Strait. Information has also been obtained.

The world is spoiled for choice
In response to Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, China has cut ties with the US on a range of issues, including military chiefs’ talks and joint strategies on climate change.

US Secretary of State Anthony Blanken has accused China of taking “irresponsible” steps and refraining from preferring a peaceful solution to the use of force.

On her visit to Taiwan, Nancy Pelosi said that the purpose of her visit is to express the US commitment to support Taiwan’s democracy.

He said the world faced a choice between dictatorship and democracy and his visit was not about changing the ‘status quo’ in Taiwan or the region.


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