The Ministry of Defense of Taiwan has denounced this Friday new raids of fighter planes Y chinese warships in its security zone of the Strait of Taiwanwithin the greatest moment of strain in months after the visit to the territory of the president of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosiunderstood by China as one of the interference serious in years to the sovereignty it claims over the island.
“The Chinese Army has dispatched 68 planes and 13 ships in activities in the Taiwan Strait, some of which have crossed the line divide (from the safety zone) and endangered the status who of the strait”, the Ministry warned on its Twitter account.
The Taiwan authorities have responded to these incursions in their usual line, with the alerting of “surveillance systems, aircraft, ships and missile systems”, as it has been doing for months in each Chinese incursion.
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“We condemn these acts that disrupt our airspace and our waters, and we will continue to ensure that our freedom and our democracy they are free from threats,” added the Ministry. “We do not seek an increase in hostilities or become enemies of others, just protect our people,” he added.
Taiwan defends Pelosi
Taiwanese Foreign Minister Joseph Wuhas defended the visit to the island of Nancy Pelosi and has assured that “China’s attitudes will not prevent Democratic politicians from traveling” to the territory.
After the controversial visit, Wu has indicated during an interview with the BBC television network that Pelosi’s arrival has been “extremely significant” and has condemned China’s military exercises. In addition, he has warned of the demands of the Asian giant “go beyond Taiwan.”
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Thus, he has pointed out that the Taiwanese government has no intention of apologizing. “The whole point of this trip is to focus attention on this forgotten and little understood island,” she said. “China sees Taiwan as a province under its control, but it is an autonomous island that is seen differently from the rest of the territory,” she has said.
“China has been trying to isolate Taiwan internationally for a long time. That is why the visit of an important leader like Pelosi is relevant.
To raise Taiwan’s profile and let the international community understand that it is a democracy.”
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