Chinese military exercises near Taiwan
Air and naval forces in action during US politicians' visit to the island
The tension between Taiwan and China has reached a peak in the last hours. All because of a military exercise that the Chinese Army held today near the sea strait in front of the disputed island. In action naval and air forces on patrol and with combat capabilities. It is a move planned by Beijing and occurred in the same hours in which a delegation of six US parliamentarians visited Taipei.
The Chinese move has been planned "in response to the recent false signals often released by the United States on the Taiwan issue", explained the spokesman of the Eastern Theater Command of the People's Liberation Army, Major Shi Yi. An act of force aimed at countering US support for the island's government against the Chinese threat.
"Taiwan produces 90 percent of the world's semiconductors, it's a country that has a global importance, consequences and impact and, therefore, it's clear that its security has a global effect", said US Senator Bob Menenedez in a meeting with the president of the island state, Tsai Ing-wen.
On the same subject see also the article published by AVIONEWS.
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