Sunday, October 2, 2022

China sends another 20 fighter jets into Taiwan airspace after last heavy incursion

China sent another 20 fighter jets to Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) on October 2, a day after the communist regime deployed 38 fighter jets to the island nation in the largest-ever show of force.

In a government statement issued on 2 October, Taiwan’s military said that the aircraft involved included 14 J-16 jets, 4 SU-30 aircraft and 2 anti-submarine aircraft.

That incursion followed China’s largest-ever demonstration of force this year after Communist officials sent dozens of military jets, including several H-6 bombers with nuclear capability.

Taiwan said it responded to the invasion by deploying air patrol forces and tracking Chinese aircraft on its air defense systems, according to Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense.

Taiwan said the October 1 incursions occurred in two waves and occurred on the same day that China celebrated the mainland’s takeover by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in the late 1940s.

Taiwan said that during the CCP’s first maneuvers, 25 fighter jets crossed the country’s ADIZ. The second wave of hostilities involved an additional 13 aircraft later that night.

ADIZ is a specific area beyond a country’s sovereign territory within which the country requires aircraft identification, location and air traffic control in the interest of its national security.

Taiwan sharply criticized China on 2 October after the previous day’s incursion. The self-governing island has complained about repeated missions a year or more by China’s air force, often in the southwest of its ADIZ, close to the Taiwan-controlled Pratas Islands.

Taiwan’s Prime Minister Su Tseng-chang told reporters on Saturday, “China has deliberately engaged in military aggression, which is disturbing regional peace.”

Taiwan Premier Su Tseng-chang (c) arrives at parliament in Taipei on September 24, 2021. (Sam Yeh / AFP via Getty Images)

According to a map released by Taiwan’s Defense Ministry, the first batch of Chinese planes flew over an area close to the Pratas Islands, with two bombers flying closest to the atoll.

The second group landed in the Bashi Channel that separates Taiwan from the Philippines, a major waterway connecting the Pacific to the disputed South China Sea.

China has sent military planes toward the self-governing island, which it claims is part of its territory, on an almost daily basis over the years, and has escalated military oppression with the exercises.

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A J-15 fighter jet lands on China’s only operational aircraft carrier, Liaoning, during a drill at sea on April 24, 2018. (AFP via Getty Images)

The CCP claims that Taiwan is its territory, despite the fact that Taiwan has been self-governing since 1949, and that China has never ruled Taiwan.

Last week, the communist regime flew 24 fighter jets toward Taiwan, a day after the island nation applied to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) – a trade group that China has also joined. had applied for.

Beijing labels any foreign government engagement with Taiwan as a challenge to its sovereignty. It squeezes Taiwan’s international standing, trying to isolate Asian democracy from global groups such as the World Health Organization. China also shies away from countries that want to establish closer ties with Taiwan, such as Lithuania and Japan, which donated vaccines to Taiwan this year.

Frank Yu and Reuters contributed to this report.

from ntd news

Lorenz Duchamps



This News Originally From – The Epoch Times

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