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Offline Kamaji

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China flies 38 warplanes near Taiwan, 6 navy vessels in area
« on: April 28, 2023, 12:17:16 pm »
China flies 38 warplanes near Taiwan, 6 navy vessels in area

By Associated Press
April 28, 2023

China’s military flew 38 fighter jets and other warplanes near Taiwan, the Taiwanese defense ministry said Friday, in the biggest such flight display since the large military exercise in which it simulated sealing off the island earlier in April.

Naval vessels were also seen in the area as part of China’s long-running campaign of intimidation against Taiwan.

Later Friday, China’s People’s Liberation Army issued a protest over the flight of a United States Navy P-8A Poseidon anti-submarine patrol aircraft through the Taiwan Strait, which separates mainland China from the self-governing island democracy claimed by Beijing.

Calling Thursday’s flight a provocation that the US “openly hyped up,” the PLA’s Eastern Theater Command said it scrambled fighter jets to monitor the plane’s flight.

Such acts “fully prove that the US is a disruptor of peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait and a creator of security risks,” the statement said. “Theater troops maintain a high level of alert at all times and resolutely defend national sovereignty and security as well as regional peace and stability.”

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Source:  https://nypost.com/2023/04/28/china-flies-38-warplanes-near-taiwan-6-navy-vessels-in-area/

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Re: China flies 38 warplanes near Taiwan, 6 navy vessels in area
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2023, 12:50:20 pm »
Anyone surprised that Taiwan's future is of little concern to Washington, D.C.?
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Arnaud Bertrand
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There we have it: what the Taiwanese want doesn't matter if it goes against US interests. The "we're protecting democracy and freedom in Taiwan" façade disappears real quick...
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