At least 25 Chinese warplanes entered the airspace of the island state on Monday, according to the Taiwanese government. International news organizations report this. This would be the biggest violation of Taiwan’s airspace in a year. As stated in it South China Morning Post (SCMP) The plane flew to the southwestern part of the sky. Chinese officials have not yet commented on the incident.
The airstrikes come just days after the US State Department issued new guidelines to make it easier for U.S. government officials to meet with Taiwanese counterparts. The United States is thus tightening ties with Taipei, much to China’s dismay.
In recent months, tensions between China and the United States have escalated around Taiwan, an island off China’s east coast with a population of about 23.5 million. Beijing does not see the island state as a separate state, but as a traitor province it will eventually become part of China. The United States has had close ties with Taiwan since its founding in 1949 and has been trying to improve relations in recent months. Ultimately, tensions revolve around who is responsible in East and Southeast Asia.
Chinese violations in Taiwan’s airspace have become more common in recent months, even daily in April SCMP. This year, China will be on 86 of the 102-day flights Sent into space. US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken Said the United States on Sunday “Taiwan is serious about helping itself to self-defense.” “In that context, it would be a great mistake for anyone to try to change the situation.”