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Escalating Tensions: China Deploys 103 Military Aircraft Toward Taiwan

Escalating Tensions: China Deploys 103 Military Aircraft Toward Taiwan

Escalating Tensions: China Deploys 103 Military Aircraft Toward Taiwan

Tension is increasing as China deploys 103 military aircraft near Taiwan

Taiwan has issued a stern warning to China, calling on it to stop its “destructive unilateral actions” after more than 100 Chinese warplanes and nine navy ships were detected near the self-ruled island. Beijing continues to assert territorial claims on Taiwan, increasing diplomatic and military pressure in recent years. Between 17 and 18 September, Taiwan’s Defense Ministry identified a total of 103 Chinese aircraft, a significant increase. This unprecedented level of activity, according to the ministry, “poses serious challenges to security in the Taiwan Strait and the region.”

Of the detected warplanes, 40 crossed the midline of the Taiwan Strait and entered the air defense identification zone (ADIZ) to the southwest and southeast of the island. China’s Foreign Ministry reaffirmed its stance, calling Taiwan part of its territory and rejecting the existence of the middle line.

Geopolitical tensions rise amid China’s response to growing US influence

The development comes after a recent increase in Chinese military incursions around Taiwan, raising concerns over regional stability. China’s motivation is seen as a response to US influence in the Asia-Pacific region, as it conducts military exercises with allies. Analysts suggest China’s actions are aimed at countering containment efforts led by the United States. Tension remains high as Taiwan’s sovereignty and territorial integrity remain a point of contention in the region.

China’s state newspaper Global Times defended its actions, calling Taiwan a “sacred and inseparable part of China” and its military activities as necessary to protect national sovereignty. The situation remains fluid, with both sides closely monitoring any further developments.

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