Chinese Army Colonel stated that the patrol is sea and air combat training; on Tuesday, the 24th, Beijing and Russia sent fighter jets to Japan
China wants to control Taiwan, as it has promised since 1949
China made yet another provocation to the United States on Wednesday, 25, by announcing that its army carried out maneuvers near Taiwan. According to them, this is a “warning against the conspiracy between separatist forces and the United States”. On Monday, the 23rd, when I was visiting Asian countries, Joe Biden said he will militarily help Taiwan in case the Chinese decide to control the territory by force. Since 1949, there has been a territorial dispute between the island and Beijing..
“This is a People’s Liberation Army (PLA) patrol around Taiwan for the purpose of combat readiness and training exercises both at sea and in the air,” said Colonel Shi Yi, a spokesman for the Eastern Theater Command. , in a statement, adding that the exercises are “a solemn warning against recent collusion between the U.S and the ‘Taiwanese separatist forces’. On Tuesday, the 24th, Russia and China each sent two fighter jetsboth nuclear-capable bombers, into the Sea of Japan and the Korean air defense zone, in response to a pledge from Biden, who at the time was in Tokyo holding a meeting with his anti-Beijing allies at the Asia-Pacific meeting. Pacific to join a new economic bloc defined without very strict criteria aimed at challenging China’s dominance.
The Chinese colonel considers it “hypocritical and futile for the US to take actions completely contrary to its words and often encourage the ‘independence forces of Taiwan‘”. “All these acts by the US will only lead to a dangerous situation and have serious consequences for themselves,” he said. In October 2021, the China and the United States had a similar argument over Taiwan after Biden announced an explicit commitment to defend the island in the event of a Chinese invasion.
China insists on reuniting the People’s Republic with the island, which has been autonomously governed since the Kuomintang party settled there in 1949 after losing the civil war against the communists. Since then, there have been growing calls for Taiwan to declare independence as a sovereign state, which angers Beijing, which reiterates that “reunification will be achieved”. The US president agrees with the one-China policy, however he defends that the idea that Taiwan cannot be taken by force, as “it would displace the entire region and would be another action similar to that of Ukraine,” Biden said.
*With information from EFE