Taiwan’s defense ministry claimed on Monday that 103 Chinese warplanes had attempted to enter its territory in 24 hours. The Defense Department described it as the largest infiltration in recent memory. Taiwan has said that China is trying to increase tensions in the region.
China invades Taiwan’s territory almost daily. However, between Sunday and Monday, 40 Chinese warplanes crossed the median line between the two countries and entered Taiwan. Previously, 63 aircraft flew into Taiwan between Saturday and Sunday. In addition, nine warships also entered Taiwan territory.
This incursion by China came at a time when US President Joe Biden’s national security adviser Jake Sullivan met Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. During the two-day meeting, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi also raised the Taiwan issue.
In Vietnam, the US President said that the goal was not to start a Cold War with China, but to ensure balance in the world.
China and USA discuss Ukraine and Taiwan
Both countries want to reduce tensions in relations after the spy balloon. In such a situation, the conversation between Jake Sullivan and Wang Yi is considered important. However, details of what was discussed between the two have not yet been revealed.
The White House said the issues of the Ukraine war, Taiwan and global security were discussed between the two. China has said that Taiwan is the red line in relations between the two countries that America cannot cross.
China had published a plan to conquer Taiwan
Just last week, China published a plan to conquer and annex Taiwan. To do this, he wants to reduce the distance between the coastal region of Fujian and Taiwan. The Central Committee and State Council of the Communist Party of China made Fujian a training zone to conquer Taiwan and then establish its power there.
About a month ago, Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers were seen preparing to attack Taiwan. At the end of 96 years of PLA, China released a documentary about state media CCTV. It was called Zhu Meng or Chasing Dreams.
Reason for the conflict between the USA and China over Taiwan
The United States restored relations with China in 1979 and severed diplomatic relations with Taiwan. Nevertheless, America supplies Taiwan with weapons. China objects to this. America has also supported the one-China policy for decades, but has no policy on the Taiwan issue.
President Joe Biden currently appears to be moving away from this policy. He has said several times that America will come to his aid if China attacks Taiwan. Biden strengthened U.S. officials’ ties with Taiwan while continuing arms sales.