Chinese Aircraft In Taiwan: Tension continues between China and Taiwan. Since the month of August, a large number of Chinese fighter aircraft and naval ships are being seen in the area of Taiwan. Now on Saturday (November 12), once again Taiwan has claimed the presence of China’s aircraft in its territory. Taiwan has spoken of the presence of 36 aircraft of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China and three ships of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) in its vicinity.
Taiwan’s Armed Forces also monitored the situation and responded to these activities with CAP, naval ships. Taiwan’s Defense Ministry tweeted that, “36 PLA aircraft and 3 PLAN ships have been spotted in our vicinity today (12 November). ROC Armed Forces have been monitoring the situation and have responded to these activities. Identified 21 of the planes have taken off in the Taiwan Strait.”
The infiltration took place after the call of the Chinese President
This incursion of China has come amid the call of Chinese President Xi Jinping recently. Xi Jinping had said that China will strengthen military training and will be ready for any war. State media outlet Xinhua quoted Xi as saying, “The whole army should put all its energy to prepare for war and increase its ability to fight and win.”
Taiwan is also preparing
Meanwhile, Taiwan’s president fears a possible threat of aggression from China. The Chinese army is much larger than that of Taiwan, but still Taiwan’s President Tsai has tried to increase defense spending. Defense spending has increased by 13 percent during his tenure and is expected to reach US$19 billion in 2023, RT news agency reported.
Why is China furious?
Significantly, China has been continuously making its claim on Taiwan. China does not tolerate interference from any country on the issue of Taiwan. In the month of August, US Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan. Due to which China got angry. Since then, China has been continuously taking provocation in the territory of Taiwan. A large number of Chinese fighter planes and naval ships are being seen in the territory of Taiwan.
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