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Taiwan spotted 9 Chinese warships and 26 aircraft around the island

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Taiwan’s defense ministry said it spotted 9 Chinese warships and 26 aircraft around the island on Tuesday (April 11), a day after Beijing announced the end of its major military exercises.

China mobilized This morning, military aircraft crossed the center line from the north, center and south.The Ministry of Defense reported, adding that the ships were spotted around 11 a.m. local time (0300 GMT).

sequel after announcement

Beijing on Saturday launched a three-day military exercise dubbed “Joint Sword” around Taiwan, simulating targeted strikes and encircling the self-ruled island.

“Taiwan area powder keg”

China considers Taiwan a province that it has not yet been able to reunite with the rest of its territory since the end of the Chinese Civil War in 1949. It aims for such reunification by force if necessary.

12 warships and 91 aircraft

This show of force followed the meeting Wednesday in California between Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen and US House of Representatives Speaker Kevin McCarthy, to which Beijing promised to respond.

And the Taiwanese Ministry of Defense said that it detected 12 warships and 91 aircraft on the last day of the operation, Monday, and 54 of these aircraft crossed the Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ).

sequel after announcement

China/US: The Battle of Taiwan

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen condemned the military exercises on Monday, hours after their official completion, saying China was using relations between Taipei and Washington as a sidekick. “Sorry for launching military exercises, creating instability in Taiwan and the region.”.

“homeland defense”

“Although the Chinese military exercise has ended, our military team and national security team will continue to stand by and defend the country.”Tsai Ing-wen explained in a Facebook post.

At the end of Common Sword, the Chinese military announces that it has done so “successfully completed” his military maneuvers.

Five questions about the military exercises launched by China on Taiwan

Meanwhile, an American destroyer (warship) carried out a plane “freedom of navigation” In an area of ​​the South China Sea claimed by Beijing. a “Intervention” China immediately denounced it.

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