China sends 39 warplanes, 3 ships toward Taiwan in 24 hours

TAIPEI: chinese army send 39 planes and three ships towards Taiwan Taiwan’s Defense Ministry said Thursday in a 24-hour show of force targeting the island.
Chinese military harassment of self-ruled Taiwan, which it claims as its territory, has increased in recent years, and the Communist Party’s People’s Liberation Army has sent planes or ships to the island. almost daily.
According to Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense, from 6 a.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday, 30 Chinese aircraft crossed the median line of the Taiwan Strait, an unofficial demarcation once tacitly accepted by both sides. .
Those planes flew to the southwest of the island and then flew sideways to the southeast before turning back twice, according to diagrams of flight patterns provided by Taiwan.
Among the aircraft were 21 J-16 fighter jets, four H-6 bombers and two early warning aircraft.
Taiwan says it has been monitoring China’s moves through its land-based missile systems, as well as on its own naval vessels.
The Chinese military held major military exercises in August to deal with the American house Speaker Nancy Pelosi visits Taiwan.
Beijing views visits by foreign governments to the island as a recognition of the island’s de facto independence and a challenge to China’s sovereignty claims.
In the largest military exercises against Taiwan in decades, China has sent ships and planes regularly across the median of the strait and even fired missiles over Taiwan itself and eventually crashed. Japan’s exclusive economic zone.


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