The defense ministry of the island claimed that the quantity of Chinese military aircraft was at a “recent high.”Taiwan’s defense ministry on Monday urged China to stop its “destructive, unilateral action” after learning that 103 warplanes had been sent in that direction over the course of a single day.
The planes were seen between 6 a.m. Sunday and 6 a.m. Monday, flying in the direction of Taiwan before turning around and leaving the island, according to the ministry.
According to reports, 40 of the Chinese aircraft crossed the Taiwan Strait’s median line between the mainland and the island.
China views Taiwan as a part of its own territory and has frequently conducted military exercises near the autonomous island. It hasn’t ruled out using force to seize the territory.
China moved military aircraft, including the aircraft carrier Shandong, into waters close to Taiwan last week. The exercises were conducted immediately after warships from the US and Canada passed through the Taiwan Strait.
The US is Taiwan’s main armaments supplier and opposes any effort to use force to alter Taiwan’s status.
The ministry referred to China’s acts as “harassment” and issued a warning that they might get worse given the delicate situation at hand. It issued a statement saying, “We urge the Beijing authorities to bear responsibility and immediately stop such kind of destructive military activities.”
The Chinese ministry of defense has not yet responded.
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