Taiwan saw a record number of Chinese aircraft entering the island’s air defense zone in August

A record number of Chinese air incursions were registered in Taiwan in August – more than 440 times warplanes entered Taiwan’s air defense zone, as Beijing resented visits by US lawmakers to the democratic island, AFP reported.

According to figures compiled by AFP based on information from Taiwan’s defense ministry, Chinese aircraft, mostly fighter jets, entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone 446 times in August – more than the 380 overflights by Chinese aircraft observed in August. all of 2020

In the eight months of 2022, Beijing invaded Taiwan’s air defense zone 1,068 times, compared to 969 in all of 2021.

Taiwan’s 23 million people live under the constant threat of invasion by Beijing, which views the island as part of its territory, which it plans to one day annex, if necessary and by force.

At the same time, Beijing staged unprecedented large-scale military maneuvers in August to protest visits to Taipei by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other politicians.

The Chinese Communist Party reacts sharply to any diplomatic action capable of giving legitimacy to Taiwan, and has met with increasing aggression such visits by Western representatives.

/LM/

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