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Statement from Taiwan! China Has Virtually Blockaded

Taiwan-China tensions continue to escalate. Finally, the Taiwan Ministry of Defense announced that 44 Chinese warplanes, 2 military drones and 4 ships were seen around the island.

Taiwanese Ministry of Defense reported that 44 Chinese warplanes, 2 military drones and 4 warships were seen around the island during the day.

According to the ministry’s statement, 15 planes and 2 drones flew to the east of the air and sea line, which is assumed to limit the areas of influence of the parties in the Taiwan Strait, and 4 planes flew to the southwest of the place that Taiwan declared “Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ)”.

A total of 46 aircraft and 4 ships detected around the island were tracked by electronic tracking devices, patrol planes, ships and ground missile systems.

It is observed that China has increased its military patrol activities around Taiwan and flights crossing the nominal “middle line” separating the Taiwan Strait after the US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit in early August.

Pelosi became the first Speaker of the US House of Representatives to visit the island, which is in a sovereignty conflict with China, in 25 years. The visit drew the reaction of China, which saw the island as part of its territory.

After the visit, the Chinese army started military exercises around the island, and the exercises that lasted for 7 days created a de facto blockade around the island. During exercises using real weapons and ammunition, guided missiles fired from mainland China fell into the waters near Taiwan.

At the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CCP) last month, the amendment made to the Party Statutes added the statement “Taiwan’s independence will be opposed and attempts to achieve independence will be blocked”.

Beijing, emphasizing the “one China principle”, opposes Taiwan’s establishing independent diplomatic relations with the countries of the world, its representation in the United Nations and other international organizations, and requires countries that recognize it to break diplomatic relations with Taiwan.

CHINA-TAIWAN DISPUTE

After the Second World War in China, the Communists, who were victorious in the civil war between the Chinese Nationalist Party (Koumintag) forces led by Chiang Kaishek and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) forces led by Mao Zidong, declared the establishment of the People’s Republic of China on October 1, 1949. had done.

The members of the Koumintag, who lost the civil war, settled in Taiwan and established a provisional government there, claiming that the “Republic of China” power established in 1912 continued on the Island.

Taiwan, which the People’s Republic of China claims is part of its territory, has enjoyed de facto independence since 1949. The separation between mainland China and Taiwan still persists.

Ece Nagihan

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