Maps: Tracking Tensions Between China and Taiwan

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Aug. 7, 2022 Shows of force near Taiwan and Japanese islands Over the past five days, China has been sending military aircraft and unmanned drones into areas close to Taiwan and Japan’s westernmost islands as part of its effort to intimidate Taiwan and the United States. Taiwan’s military reported that Chinese military aircraft have entered what it calls its “Air Defense Identification Zone” or crossed the Taiwan Strait median line at least 131 times during this period. Incursions of Chinese military aircraft Reports of aircraft entering Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification…

Taiwan’s Generational Divide on China’s Threats

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KINMEN COUNTY, Taiwan — The San Jiao Fort cafe on Kinmen Island may well be the best place in Taiwan to watch for the threat of invasion by China. Boasting a direct view of the Chinese city of Xiamen just six miles away, it is built atop an old military bunker, festooned with camouflage netting, and serves hot and cold beverages. With Chinese warships now lingering off Taiwan’s coast and missiles falling into its seas, the divided loyalties of the cafe’s two proprietors say much about a generational shift in…

China’s Military Drills Continue Off Taiwan

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Japan’s leader on Friday called for China to stop its military exercises around Taiwan, a day after five of the Chinese missiles launched during the drills landed in waters claimed by Japan for its exclusive economic use. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida called for “an immediate halt” to the exercises, which he said were having “a serious impact on the peace and stability of the region and the world,” Kyodo News reported. He spoke to reporters after meeting with Speaker Nancy Pelosi, whose high-profile visit to Taiwan this week infuriated China…

How Close Did Chinese Military Jets Really Get to Taiwan?

how close did chinese military jets really get to taiwan

From the headlines of several news agencies, you’d think China was on the verge of war with Taiwan. U.S. News: “Brazen China Steadily Ramps Up Warplane Flights in Taiwan’s Airspace.” Yahoo News: “China Flies 52 Military Planes Into Taiwanese Airspace in Largest Incursion Ever.” NPR (during a similar spate of flights this summer): “China Sends a Record 28 Military Planes Into Airspace Controlled by Taiwan.” If China really had done this, it would constitute a gross violation of international law and, possibly, the fanning of war flames. Advertisement But in…

How Close Did Chinese Warplanes Really Get to Taiwan?

From the headlines of several news agencies, you’d think China was on the verge of war with Taiwan. U.S. News: “Brazen China Steadily Ramps Up Warplane Flights in Taiwan’s Airspace.” Yahoo News: “China Flies 52 Military Planes Into Taiwanese Airspace in Largest Incursion Ever.” NPR (during a similar spate of flights this summer): “China Sends a Record 28 Military Planes Into Airspace Controlled by Taiwan.” If China really had done this, it would constitute a gross violation of international law and, possibly, the fanning of war flames. Advertisement But in…

China cautions Japan against holding party-led security talks with Taiwan

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China has told Japan to be “especially cautious” in its relations with Taiwan, following reports of a planned party-level security dialogue between Tokyo and Taipei. China opposes all exchanges between Taiwan and any country with diplomatic relations with Beijing, said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying at a regular press conference in Beijing. “The Taiwan question concerns the political foundations of China-Japan relations,” she said, adding: “Japan must and should be especially cautious with its words and actions, given historic crimes committed against the Chinese people in relation to the…

China threatens Taiwan with ‘immediate war’ amid reports US has troops in region

CHINA has threatened Taiwan with “immediate war” after it was falsely reported that the US has 30,000 troops in the region. Chinese warships, anti-submarine aircrafts and fighter jets were dispatched for military drills close to the island nation following alleged “external interference and provocations”. 4 Chinese state media has threatened Taiwan with ‘immediate war’ after reports of 30,000 American troops in the regionCredit: Getty 4 Senator John Cornyn tweeted out bogus troop numbers today Now, Beijing’s state-run media has launched a scathing attack on Taiwan, which China claims as its…

China threatens Taiwan with ‘immediate war’ amid reports US has troops in region

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CHINA has threatened Taiwan with “immediate war” after it was falsely reported that the US has 30,000 troops in the region. Chinese warships, anti-submarine aircrafts and fighter jets were dispatched for military drills close to the island nation following alleged “external interference and provocations”. 4 Chinese state media has threatened Taiwan with ‘immediate war’ after reports of 30,000 American troops in the regionCredit: Getty 4 Senator John Cornyn tweeted out bogus troop numbers today Now, Beijing’s state-run media has launched a scathing attack on Taiwan, which China claims as its…

White House pushes back on China amid propaganda strike in wake of Afghanistan’s collapse

white house pushes back on china amid propaganda strike in wake of afghanistans collapse

The White House Tuesday pushed back against a Chinese propaganda campaign attacking the United States and Taiwan after the collapse of Afghanistan – with the Biden administration condemning the communist regime for taking advantage of the tragedy and doubling down on the its support for Taiwan. The U.S. statement was in response to Chinese propaganda outlets and the country’s official international propaganda mouthpiece, which seized on President Biden’s handling of the withdrawal from Afghanistan to intimidate Taiwan. The Chinese government also demanded that the U.S. cease “official contacts & military…

Why the next major war is likely to start in Taiwan

why the next major war is likely to start in taiwan

If the United States and China get into a shooting war, there is a good chance it would start in Taiwan, which the Chinese communists view as a renegade province. It’s no secret that China has long wanted to conquer the island nation, where nationalist forces retreated in 1949 after losing to the communists in China’s civil war. The U.S government provides Taiwan with military equipment, much to China’s chagrin. After the State Department announced on Aug. 4 that the U.S. government is selling Taiwan $750 million worth of weapons,…