China-Taiwan | After India, fierce tension between China and Taiwan, 38 fighter planes flew near the border
Representative Picture Taipei, China’s military flew 38 fighter jets and other warplanes near Taiwan. Taiwan’s Defense Ministry gave this information on Friday. Six navy ships were also seen in the area between 6 a.m. Thursday and 6 a.m. Friday as part of China’s long-running campaign against the self-ruled island. According to the ministry, 19 aircraft flew over the Taiwan Strait. These include five Su-30 and two J-16 aircraft. The strait is an agreed informal border between China and Taiwan. According to the Defense Ministry, the TB-001 drone circled the island. Despite China’s aggressive attitude, the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, hosted Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen in California, USA. Since then China is taking such action. Significantly, the Chinese government claims that Taiwan is part of its national territory, while the current government of Taiwan says that this self-governing island is already a sovereign nation and is not a part of China. China opposes any contact at the official level between Taiwan and other governments. The two sides separated in 1949 following a civil war. The island has never been part of China, although China says it can be incorporated into the mainland by force if necessary.