By Euronews en español con EFE • last update: 09/04/2023 – 07:39
Rockets, conventional missiles, ships, planes. China has shown its muscles to Taiwan during the first day of maneuvers after the island’s president, Tsa Ing-Wen, visited the United States.
The island’s air forces monitored the situation with combat air and naval patrols and with missile systems on the ground, as explained by the Taiwan Ministry of Defense. Who has also notified the incursion of more than seventy Chinese planes in areas around Taiwan.
More than half crossed the unofficial border that until now was tacitly respected by both parties and entered the self-defined as Taiwan Air Defense Identification Zone. According to China, the exercises will last until Monday.
Models such as SU-30, J-10 and J-11 fighters participated in the air raid, which took place in the southwestern and northern parts of Taiwan’s ADIZ, which is not defined or regulated by any international treaty and does not amount to its air space.
Over the past two years, Chinese military aircraft have carried out numerous raids on the Taiwanese ADIZ, escalating at a time when tensions between the two territories have escalated.
Beijing has considered Taiwan a rogue province since Kuomintang nationalists withdrew there in 1949 after defeat in the civil war by the communist army.