Japan denounces the fall of five Chinese missiles in its waters before the arrival of Pelosi

Japan denounces the fall of five Chinese missiles in its waters before the arrival of Pelosi

The government of Japan stated today, August 4, 2022, that five ballistic missiles fired by China during their maneuvers this Thursday they fell into waters belonging to their Special Economic Zone (EEZ).

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The Ministry of Defense of Japan announced that the missiles hit within the EEZ of the archipelago, for which the Japanese authorities have moved a protest to Beijing.

China began this Thursday fire maneuvers around Taiwan, (which is about 160 kilometers from the southwestern end of the Japanese archipelago), in response to the visit on the eve of the president of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi.

Japan detected nine Chinese ballistic missile launches between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. local time (6:00 a.m.-7:00 a.m. GMT), of which five went to its EEZ, according to Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi, in statements to the media.

“It is a very serious incident that affects the security of our territory and our population,” said Kishi, who also stated that this is the first time that ballistic missiles from the Chinese army have hit waters in the special economic zone.

The Japanese government has presented a diplomatic protest to the Chinese Executive as a result of the launches, carried out within the framework of the Chinese Army’s exercises in the Taiwan Strait and which have caused the closure of maritime and air space in six areas around the island. considered by Beijing as part of its territory.

The missiles ended up in waters near the island of Hateruma, belonging to the Okinawa archipelago, in the extreme southwest of Japan.

The incident comes to increase tensions between neighboring countries, after Tokyo has denounced in recent months an increase in Chinese naval military activities around the Senkaku Islands, administered by Japan but claimed by Beijing (which calls them Diaoyu) , and in other areas of the archipelago.

With information from EFE


Source: noticieros.televisa.com

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