On October 1, the Chinese military dispatched a group of 38 warplanes to test Taiwan.
China’s President Xi Jinping has said that”reunification” with Taiwan”must be complied “, as heightened pressures over the island continue. China’s warplanes are forcing military strategic and experts to suppose about these exceptions. The provocations are a work by the Chinese government to reprise to a global audience its prospect of Taiwan as integral to China’s national defence interests.
Taiwan won’t bow to muscle from China and will maintain its popular way of life, President Tsai Ing-wen has said in a rebellious address amid intensified pressures over the island.
Taiwan considers itself an autonomous state, while China views it as a breakaway province.
Beijing has not ruled out the possible use of military force to achieve union.
Taiwan’s defence minister called the provocation the “ most serious” in 40years.Mr Xi said unification should be attained peacefully, but advised that the Chinese people had a” noble heritage”of repelling separatism.
In reaction, Taiwan said its tomorrow lay in the control of its people.
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- U.S. and China Enter Dangerous Territory Over Taiwan The New York Times
- China-Taiwan tensions: Xi Jinping says ‘reunification’ must be fulfilled BBC News
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- Are Chinese incursions into Taiwan’s air defense zone a prelude to war? | TheHill The Hill
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