Detected 62 Chinese Fighter and 7 Warships in the Central Line of the Taiwan Strait, What's Up?

Detected 62 Chinese Fighter and 7 Warships in the Central Line of the Taiwan Strait, What's Up?
Detected 62 Chinese Fighters and 7 Warships in the Central Line of the Taiwan Strait

Taipei - Amid tensions between the US and China, Taiwan's armed forces reported that there were already a lot of weapons being deployed near the country by China. Taiwan has detected 62 Chinese aircraft and 7 warships in the Taiwan Strait. The weapons were detected on August 31, 2022, according to Taiwan's Ministry of Defense.

Quoting from the Eurasian Times, 15 aircraft were detected crossing the so-called "center line" of the Taiwan Strait. This is where the middle line serves as the unofficial maritime border between the island and mainland China. These aircraft include nine J-16 attack fighter jets, one Y-8 electronic warfare aircraft, one Y-8 anti-submarine aircraft, and four JH-7 fighter-bombers.

The armed forces monitored the situation and responded by sending air patrols and issuing radio alerts. It is also capable of deploying air defense missile systems.

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It is known, the situation around Taiwan escalated after the visit of US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the island from August 2-3, 2022. The visit was followed by another US delegation led by US Senator Edward J. Markey on August 14, 2022.

There was also a visit by Eric Holcomb, governor of the US state of Indiana, on August 21, 2022, which sparked another wave of Chinese military maneuvers near the island.

Launching from The Guardian, Nancy Pelosi landed in Taiwan, making her visit a controversial one. Following his arrival, China's defense ministry said the People's Liberation Army (PLA) had been placed on "high alert".

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This includes announcing a series of targeted military operations, including missile tests in waters east of Taiwan and drills taking place at points surrounding the main island, four days after Pelosi left. China, which regards Taiwan as its territory, has repeatedly warned of retaliation for the visit.

Shortly before Pelosi's arrival, Chinese state media reported that a Beijing Su-35 fighter jet flew over the Taiwan strait. Taipei later dismissed the announcement as "fake news". China also summoned the US ambassador in Beijing, rebuking the country for Pelosi's trip to Taiwan.

It was followed by the deputy foreign minister, Xie Feng, who voiced "strong protest" over Pelosi's visit during her talks with Nicholas Burns. Until finally, currently the tension between China and the US and Taiwan is still continuing.

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