36 Chinese aircrafts detected in Taiwan environ amid tensions
As Taiwan hopes to receive collective-West support for independence, China maintains Taiwan is an integral part of its territory.
On Saturday, Taiwanese authorities discovered 36 Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) aircraft and three PLA Navy (PLAN) vessels in the environ of the island, according to the Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense.
The tweet stated that "36 PLA aircraft and 3 PLAN vessels around our surrounding region were detected today (Nov. 12, 2022) until 1700(GMT 8). #ROCArmedForces have monitored the situation and responded to these activities with aircraft in CAP, naval vessels, and land-based missile systems."
36 PLA aircraft and 3 PLAN vessels around our surrounding region were detected today (Nov. 12, 2022) until 1700(GMT+8). #ROCArmedForces have monitored the situation and responded to these activities with aircraft in CAP, naval vessels, and land-based missile systems. pic.twitter.com/UXSERUxubK— 國防部 Ministry of National Defense, R.O.C. 🇹🇼 (@MoNDefense) November 12, 2022
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen in a statement to The Atlantic voiced his remarks regarding what he claimed to be a threat of Chinese invasion.
"If the [People's Liberation Army] wants to do something drastic, [Chinese President] Xi has to weigh the costs. He has to think twice," Tsai was quoted as saying to the former White House official by RT news.
Taiwan, however, anticipates that the western nations would finance its military in order to repel a hypothetical invasion by China. Tsai stated while speaking to RT television, "The Western countries, particularly the US, are helping Ukraine. What we see from the Ukraine war is Western countries get together and help Ukraine to fight."
US won’t contain China by exploiting Taiwan issue: Official
The chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of China Li Zhanshu stressed, in September, that Washington will not be able to "contain" China by using tensions in the Taiwan Strait as a bargaining chip with Beijing.
Li made his remarks in Moscow on Friday at a meeting with the chairwoman of the Russian parliament’s upper chamber, the Federation Council, Valentina Matvienko.
“Indeed, the Taiwan question concerns China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. Now Taiwan is seeking independence with the help of the US. The US seeks to contain China through Taiwan. This won’t work,” the official said.
Li also highlighted the recent squabble in the US-China relationship over US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, which Beijing regards as an integral part of the country.
The US administration "treacherously indulged" Pelosi with her "provocative trip," according to the official.
Beijing has reiterated on numerous occasions that the one-China principle was a political foundation of US-Sino relations, explaining that the US violated its own obligations and has been jeopardizing bilateral cooperation, as well as peace and stability in the region.
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