taiwanDepartment of DefenseIt said that the detection work was conducted from 6 am on the 17th to 6 am on the 18th Taiwan time.People’s Liberation ArmyThe aircraft flew 103 sorties, 40 of which crossed the center line and intruded into south-west and south-east airspace. “Taiwan is part of China’s territory and there is no so-called ‘central line’ of the strait,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Mao Ning said today.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry held a regular press conference this afternoon. An AFP reporter asked that as of 6 o’clock in the morning on the 18th, Taiwan officials learned that 103 People’s Liberation Army aircraft continued to operate around the Taiwan Strait, and dozens of them hit the “central line of the Taiwan Strait”. Have crossed. Can China provide further? Explanation on these military activities?
According to The Paper, Mao Ning responded by saying that this was not a diplomatic issue and that please contact the Chinese competent authorities for specific information. “What I want to tell you is that Taiwan is part of China’s territory and there is no so-called ‘central line of the strait’.”
Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense reported that from 6 a.m. on the 17th to 6 a.m. on the 18th, it observed 103 PLA aircraft flights (of which 40 crossed the central line and flew into the southwest and southeast airspaces. Infiltrated in) and engaged 9 PLA warships. PLA aircraft. The number of 103 foreign flights was the highest recently, requiringBeijingStop the destructive unilateral actions immediately.
The number of PLA aircraft flying over the sea has reached a new high in recent days, and it also coincides with White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan’s talks with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. Some analysts believe that significant diplomatic interactions between the two countries and military activities have been temporarily suspended or kept to a minimum. This move by the People’s Liberation Army highlights the inconsistency between foreign and military policies and makes people feel that China’s internal political situation is quite chaotic.
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