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China keeps up military pressure on Taiwan, sending 43 planes and 7 ships near self-governing island
 

BY CHRISTOPHER BODEEN
Updated 8:23 AM EDT, November 1, 2023
 
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan said Wednesday that China sent 43 military aircraft and seven ships near the self-ruled island, the latest sign that Beijing plans no let-up in its campaign of harassment, threats and intimidation.

Taiwan’s Defense Ministry said the figure was current for the 24 hours up to 6:00 a.m. Wednesday and that 37 of the aircraft had crossed the median line in the Taiwan Strait, which China no longer recognizes as an informal divider between the sides.

It said Taiwan had monitored the situation, scrambled jet fighters, dispatched ships and activated land-based missile systems, all standard responses to Chinese military activities, which include crossing into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone but not into its actual airspace.
 
Such Chinese maneuvers have become frequent and aggressive since then- U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan in August 2022. China suspended military communication with the U.S. to show its displeasure over her trip to Taiwan, which Beijing considers part of its territory to be brought under under its control by force if necessary.

https://apnews.com/article/china-taiwan-aircraft-ships-harassment-5dd5c16577e33b7cf464a7de00e54092
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They aren't really aiming to pressure Taiwan.  They're working to pressure a pathetic old man, our POTUS, into folding and giving them Taiwan without a struggle.  He will have Ukraine, Israel, and China on his plate with Korea sure to follow.
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Could the Axis of Evil (Russia, China, Iran, North Korea) open a 3rd Front, Taiwan, in addition to Ukraine and Middle East?
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Moved to world news

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They aren't really aiming to pressure Taiwan.  They're working to pressure a pathetic old man, our POTUS, into folding and giving them Taiwan without a struggle.  He will have Ukraine, Israel, and China on his plate with Korea sure to follow.

WWIII here we come!   9999hair out0000  This could all be avoided if we didn't have an evil demented 'puppet' of a president.

I certainly didn't think that this I would see a world war in my lifetime, but it's going to take Divine intervention to be avoided.
« Last Edit: November 01, 2023, 06:16:04 pm by libertybele »
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