China deploys 52 military jets into Taiwanese airspace, warning that if they attack, Beijing will suffer.
CHINESE military planes flew into Taiwanese airspace on Monday, signaling a significant step forward in Beijing’s long-term plan to seize control of the island democracy.
On Monday, a total of 52 Chinese military planes flew into Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone. The report follows Taiwan’s foreign minister’s warning that his country is prepared for conflict with China. He has also requested assistance from Australia in the case of a crisis.
The Ministry of National Defense, Republic of China, tweeted today: “On October 4, 2021, 52 PLA aircraft (J-16*34, SU-30*2 Y-8 ASW*2, KJ-500 AEW&C*2, and H-6*12) invaded Taiwan’s southwest ADIZ.
“For further details, please visit our official website.”
As Beijing continues its military intimidation campaign, Taiwan has urged Australia to expand intelligence sharing and security cooperation.
Hundreds of aircraft from the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) have flown missions into Taiwanese airspace in recent months.
When Chinese jets infiltrate Taiwan’s airspace, the island democracy’s military jets scramble.
The Global Times’ editor-in-chief, Hu Xijin, tweeted: “This is the most understandable language for Washington. It’s a retort to the United States’ irrational charge against China.” On ABC’s China Tonight, Taiwanese Foreign Minister Joseph Wu stated that Taiwan will be prepared to oppose any Chinese invasion.
Mr. Wu stated, “Taiwan’s defense is in our hands, and we are fully committed to doing so.
“I am confident that if China launches an attack on Taiwan, they will suffer greatly as well.”
Mr Wu continued, ” “We’d like to participate in security or intelligence exchanges with other like-minded countries, including Australia.
“Taiwan will be better equipped to deal with the war situation as a result of this.
“And so far, our relations with Australia have been excellent, and that is something we value.”
Following that, the Taiwanese foreign minister thanked Australia for supporting Taiwan’s desire to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) (CPTPP).
He stated, ” “As far as I’m aware, Australia has been one of the most outspoken supporters of Taiwan’s inclusion in the CPTPP.
“For a long time, we’ve been having secret conversations with one other.
“We recognize and value Australian assistance.”
Mr Wu then went on to express his delight at the formation of the AUKUS strategic relationship.
This alliance is between Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, and it includes linkages to India and.