He Taiwanese Ministry of Defense detected in the last hours 55 aircraft and seven chinese warships in the vicinity of the island, a day after reporting a record number of raids by the chinese army, with 103 aircraft and nine ships.
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The military portfolio reported this Tuesday that the Taiwan Armed Forces “They have monitored the situation and ordered aircraft, ships and ground missile systems to respond to these activities.”
Of the 55 aircraft, 27 entered the Taiwanese Air Identification Zone (ADIZ) from the southwest, according to the institution, which did not specify whether any of the aircraft crossed the median line of the Taiwan Strait.
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The median line is an unofficial demarcation tacitly accepted by Taipei and Beijing in recent decades but that Chinese fighters have been accustomed to overtaking for a year in their raids, which have become routine in recent months.
The incursions of the last two days are added to those carried out last week, when the military portfolio reported on different days around 200 planes and 50 warships coming from the other side of the Strait, which represented an increase in tension that coincides with the recent passage of the Chinese aircraft carrier Shandong by the waters to the east of the territory.
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After Monday’s record day, The ministry denounced China’s “military harassment”warned that Taiwan’s armed forces remain “alert and prepared to face any contingency” and urged the Beijing regime to “assume its responsibility” and “immediately stop this type of unilateral and destructive actions.”
Taiwan – where the Chinese nationalist army retreated after defeat by communist troops in the civil war – has been governed autonomously since 1949, although China claims sovereignty over the island, which it considers a rebellious province for whose “reunification” has not ruled out the use of force.
He Taiwan Ministry of Defense reported this Monday that it detected 103 military aircraft China around the island in a 24-hour period.
“Between September 17 and 18 in the morning, the Ministry of National Defense detected a total of 103 Chinese aircraft, which constitutes a recent record and raises serious problems for security in the Taiwan Strait and in the region,” the agency declared.
Beijing’s “continued military harassment can easily provoke strong increasing tension and worsening regional security“, the Ministry stated, while calling on China to “immediately put an end to these destructive unilateral actions.”
Of the total warplanes detected, 40 crossed the so-called median line of the Taiwan Strait, which separates the self-governed island from Chinaand entered its southwest and southeast air defense identification zone (ADIZ), according to the statement.
(With information from EFE)