China's Military Exercise Claims As Invasion of Taiwan's Air and Water Territory

China's Military Exercise Claims As Invasion of Taiwan's Air and Water Territory
A Chinese soldier monitors military exercises as the Taiwanese frigate Lan Yang is seen in the back

Taipei - Following the visit of US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on August 2, Taiwan continues to receive military threats from China. The statement was made by the Representative of the Taipei Economic and Trade Office (TETO) in Indonesia, John Chen.

"China has announced that it will hold military exercises for three consecutive days from August 4 to August 7, 2022 with direct fire on the north, northeast, northwest, east, south and southwest sides, a total of 6 territorial waters and Taiwan's airspace," said John Chen.

According to him, this military exercise has blockaded Taiwan's sea and air, affecting the operations of 17 international shipping lanes and 7 international ports from Taiwan. "Several exercises have invaded Taiwan's territorial waters, adjacent territories and airspace," said John Chen.

He considered this action a serious violation of international law, endangering the peace and stability of the region and the Taiwan strait, and violating the rights and interests of aircraft and ships from various countries that will pass through the region.

"I would like to take this opportunity to explain to you that Taiwan is always willing to interact with other countries in the world, and sincerely welcome all international friends who support the idea of ​​freedom and democracy to visit Taiwan, and it is appropriate for other countries not to interfere in this." Taiwan's friendly relations with other countries," said John Chen.

He explained, “In addition, peace in the Taiwan Strait is very important for regional and global peace and stability, and at the same time will also affect the welfare of most of the Indonesian diaspora in Taiwan.

Therefore, I hereby call on all circles in Indonesia to condemn China's military actions that undermine Taiwan's status quo and threaten regional peace and stability, and demand China to immediately stop all military provocations," he said.

He emphasized, "I also urge all people in Indonesia to continue to show solidarity with Taiwan as a fellow democracy, to jointly defend democratic values ​​and maintain peace and stability in the international order."

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