China ignores US threat, conducts military exercises near Taiwan

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Beijing: China has again conducted military exercises near Taiwan. The Chinese military, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), claimed on Wednesday that it conducted military exercises near Taiwan. This is the third such incident this month. 

Earlier, Chinese naval ships had entered Japan’s maritime border. Taiwan’s defence ministry had said that Chinese aircraft have been regularly violating the border.

Earlier, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) conducted military exercises near Taiwan. The Chinese military, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), said on May 10 that another round of joint exercises was conducted near Taiwan from Friday to Sunday. 

Taiwan has issued an alert since Russia’s attack on Ukraine citing danger of and attack by China.

After Chinese planes infiltrated Taiwan’s airspace, the active Taiwan Air Force had asked the encroaching Chinese aircraft to move away from its territory. Chinese planes had entered Taiwan’s air defense zone. Taiwan’s defence ministry had said that Chinese aircraft have been regularly violating the border.

Joe Biden had threatened China

US President Joe Biden had threatened China while attending the QUAD conference in Tokyo, Japan. 

“We are committed to supporting peace and stability in Taiwan. The US stands firmly with Japan and other countries. The US would defend Taiwan militarily if China attacked,” Joe Biden had warned.

first published:May 25, 2022, 3:22 p.m.

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