Taiwan alleges a significant military assault by China
Taiwan’s government claims that China has carried out one of its seas and largest air encroaches.
It claimed that drones and fighter jets from the Chinese air force had penetrated Taiwan’s purported air defense identification zone.
The US claimed that China’s military activity “destabilized” the region and ruined “regional peace and stability.”
Although Taiwan is self-governing, China views it as a breakaway province that it would someday unite.
In recent months, tensions between the two sides have progressively risen.
The most senior US official to visit Taiwan in 25 years, Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, visited the island in August, angering Beijing.
Following that visit, China held its largest-ever military drills in the waters surrounding Taiwan and also halted some trade with the island as a response.
Foreign Minister of” Taiwan, Joseph Wu” criticized China’s action as extremely aggressive. China has never promised that it won’t conquer Taiwan with force.
On Monday, Taiwan’s defense ministry reported that 43 Chinese aircraft had breached the so-called median line, a de facto border dividing the two sides inside the air defense zone.
China claimed to have carried out “strike drills” Sunday surrounding Taiwan in reaction to what it claimed to be provocations from both the US and the island.
The most recent development worries the US, according to a spokesperson of the White House National Security Council. According to the official, the US will “continue to help Taiwan in preserving a sufficient capability for self-defense in accordance with our long-standing commitments and consistent with our one-China policy.”
Regarding the Taiwan problem, Washington has always had to tread carefully and diplomatically.
One aspect of its connection with Beijing is it’s upholding the one-China policy. The US accepts that there is only one legal government in China by upholding this policy, and by doing so, it forges diplomatic ties with Beijing rather than Taiwan.
However, it also upholds tight ties with Taiwan and sells armaments to it by the Taiwan Relations Act, which demands that the US give the island the capacity to defend itself.