Fears of a confrontation between China and Taiwan have grown after Beijing sent 38 fighter planes into Taipei’s airspace.
CHINA and Taiwan are on the verge of war after 38 Chinese military planes were seen in Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone, setting a new record (ADIZ).
Taiwan has an air defense identification zone that encompasses the majority of the Taiwan Strait, as well as parts of the Chinese provinces of Zhejiang, Fujian, and Jinagxi. The incident occurred on October 1, the People’s Republic of China’s National Day.
The People’s Republic of China was founded on this day in 1949.
According to Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND), 38 Chinese military planes flew into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ).
18 Shenyang J-16 fighter planes, four SU-30 fighters, two Xian H-6 bombers, and one Shaanxi Y-8 anti-submarine warfare (Y-8 ASW) plane entered Taiwan’s ADIZ, according to the MND.
Despite the fact that many Taiwan citizens want the island to be independent, China views Taiwan as a province of their territory.
Due to its own constitution and democratically elected authorities, Taiwan is widely regarded as an independent state.
Its actual political position, however, is still unknown.
Taiwan opposes Chinese unification and Beijing’s authority.
President Xi Jinping of China, on the other hand, has already stated his desire to annex the island, claiming that “no room for any sort of Taiwan independence.”
“Xi Jinping has sent a very public and very obvious signal that Taiwan is not an issue that will be passed down to the next generation,” said Dr. Nick Bisley of La Trobe University in Australia.
In August, the United States sold weaponry to Taiwan for $750 million (£540 million).
The US agreement is part of a strategy to limit what the US perceives as Chinese expansionism.
Prior to this occurrence on October 1, the previous high of 28 Chinese military jets crossing the ADIZ zone was set on June 15.
Other occurrences occurred on April 12, April 24, and September 23 this year.