TAIWAN’S DEFENSE MINISTRY ANNOUNCED TUESDAY IN A TWITTER MESSAGE THAT 29 CHINESE MILITARY AIRCRAFT HAD ENTERED ITS AIRSPACE.
Fighter jets, bombers and tankers were among the “squadron” aircraft that entered the island’s airspace from the southwest, which China considers an integral part of its territory.
Beijing’s silence versus Moscow’s silence.
A Chinese invasion of Taiwan is feared by many observers. Some experts see Beijing’s silence in the face of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as a way to ensure Moscow’s reciprocal silence in the event of Chinese military action on the island, which it claims is independent.
Xi Jinping’s regime has been multiplying its provocations in the air and at sea in recent weeks. The Chinese president recently signed an order authorizing numerous military exercises in the region.
CHINA READY FOR MILITARY ACTION
On June 10, Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman Wu Qian said Beijing was ready for military action if anyone tried to separate Taiwan from China.
This was a scathing response to U.S. officials who had promised Taiwanese officials increased military assistance due to fears of a possible Chinese invasion.