“As a soldier, I see the situation as very urgent. China has the capacity now, but the war won’t start easily because it has to take many other things into consideration.” The minister said, adding that there is a risk of an accident in the Taiwan Strait, according to Sky News reports. The warning comes shortly after Taiwan announced that more than 150 Chinese aircraft had entered its air defense zone. Taipei described it as a constant provocation.
The People’s Liberation Army sent 38 military aircraft to the region on Friday, China’s national holiday, Saturday 39 and Sunday 16. On Monday, about 52 aircraft flew near Taiwan, including 34 J-16 fighters and 12 H-planes -6. Grenade launchers. Taiwan considers itself an independent country, but China claims the island is part of its territory and says it can take it by force if necessary. Taiwan seceded from mainland China after the Communists seized power in Beijing in 1949.
Jake Sullivan, US President Joe Biden’s national security adviser, will meet with Chairman of China’s Central Committee on International Relations Yang Jiezhou in Switzerland on Wednesday. The United States is a major supplier of arms to Taiwan. Beijing has harshly criticized Washington for this. Taiwan has its own constitution, democratically elected leaders and about 300,000 active personnel in the armed forces. However, there are a few countries that consider Taiwan an independent country. There is no official relationship between the United States and Taiwan, but it does have a law obligating the United States to provide the island with defenses.
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