Tuesday, February 7, 2023

China responds to the US with military exercises near Taiwan

The Eastern Theater Command of the People’s Liberation Army of China (PLA) reported on Sunday that it conducted military exercises of various specialties and types of troops near the island of Taiwan in response to the provocation by the United States of America (USA). The area around the island that Beijing considers its legitimate territory.

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PLA spokesman Shi Yi confirmed that “the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Eastern Theater Command conducted joint patrols of various specialties and types of troops and practical military exercises in the air and sea space around the area on December 25.” Taiwan Island”.

According to local media, a spokesman for the command described the maneuvers as “China’s decisive response to recent provocative actions by the US” regarding Taiwan.



On 22 November, Chinese officials specified that the Taiwan issue constituted the main “red line” in bilateral relations with the US and reaffirmed their rejection of any form of interference.

Similarly, Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe declared that the One China principle is one of the Asian nation’s priorities and that the Taiwan question is “an impassable red line”.

Similarly, on 9 December, China demanded that the US respect its sovereignty and cut military ties with the island of Taiwan, with its National Defense Authorization Act sharply barring direct military loans and arms sales to that island territory. Declined to join.

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