Taiwan urges China to stop ‘destructive’ military activities

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Taiwan urges China to stop ‘destructive’ military activities

Taiwan’s defense ministry has called on China to cease its “destructive, unilateral action” following a significant increase in Chinese military activities near the island. The ministry warned that such behavior could escalate tensions. China, which considers Taiwan its own territory, has been conducting military drills around the island in an effort to assert its sovereignty claims and pressure Taipei. The defense ministry reported that it had observed 103 Chinese military aircraft over the sea since Sunday, marking a recent high. The ministry’s map showed fighter jets crossing the median line of the Taiwan Strait, which had previously served as an unofficial barrier between the two sides. Additionally, other aircraft flew through the Bashi Channel, south of Taiwan and separating the island from the Philippines. The ministry stated that China’s activities pose serious challenges to security in the strait and the region. It emphasized that peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait are the shared responsibilities of all parties in the region. The ministry called on the Beijing authorities to take responsibility and immediately halt such destructive unilateral actions. China’s defense ministry has not yet responded to the request for comment. In addition to the recent air force incursion near Taiwan, China also dispatched over 100 naval ships for exercises in the region, including the South China Sea and off Taiwan’s northeastern coast. A regional security official described the scale of the naval exercises as the largest in years, putting pressure on everyone in the region. Taiwan’s defense ministry noted that the period from July to September is traditionally the busiest season for Chinese military drills along the coast. According to Taiwan’s defense ministry’s biennial report, China is strengthening its air power facing Taiwan by permanently deploying new fighters and drones at expanded air bases. The report also highlighted China’s military aggression and Taiwan’s role as a global semiconductor powerhouse.

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