Taiwan: 24 Chinese aircraft and 5 ships detected around the island

In the statement made by the ministry on the social networking site X, 12 of the 24 aircraft crossed the air and sea lines in the Taiwan Strait, which is assumed to limit the areas of influence of the parties, and flew over the area declared by Taiwan as the “Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ)”. specified.

In the statement, 6 “J-10” and 4 “J-16” type warplanes and the “BZK-005” type unarmed drone crossed the nominal “middle line” in the Taiwan Strait, the same drone as the “Y-9” type military transport aircraft. It was recorded flying southwest of ADIZ.

Emphasizing that maintaining peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait is the shared responsibility of all parties, the statement said, “Continued harassment by the Chinese military may lead to a rapid escalation of tensions and worsening regional security. We call on Beijing to act responsibly and end its unilateral actions that endanger regional security. ” statements were included.

The Ministry previously stated that 11 military aircraft and 10 warships belonging to China were detected around the island from yesterday evening until this morning, 2 “J-10” warplanes and “BZK-005” type unarmed drones crossed the middle line. had announced.

Taiwan, which China defends as part of its territory, has enjoyed de facto independence since 1949 when the People’s Republic of China was founded. The separation that emerged after the civil war between mainland China and Taiwan still continues.

Beijing, emphasizing the principle of “One China”, opposes Taiwan’s establishing independent diplomatic relations with the countries of the world, its representation in the United Nations and other international organizations, and stipulates that the countries that recognize it should break diplomatic relations with Taiwan.

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