Tensions rise between China and Taiwan

The Ministry of National Defence of Taiwan claimed that aircraft belonging to China have entered Taiwan’s ADIZ area on multiple occasions from Friday, May, 6, to Monday, May, 9.

On Monday, May, 9, The People’s Liberation Army of China (PLA) spoke out on the alleged violations of Taiwan’s airspace and released an official statement that read:

“BEIJING, May 9 — The naval, air and conventional missile forces of the Chinese PLA Eastern Theater Command held drills in seas and airspace to the east and southwest of Taiwan Island from May 6 to 8, in a bid to test and improve the joint operations capability of multiple services and arms.”

On Friday, May, 6, Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defence reported 18 warplanes belonging to China’s army entering Taiwan’s Defence zone, with multiple further violations being reported since.

“One PLA KA-28 ASW entered #Taiwan’s southwest ADIZ on May 9, 2022. Please check our official website for more information” read a tweet posted  in the afternoon of Monday, May, 9, by Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defence.

 

Credit: Twitter @MoNDefense

2 PLA aircraft (Y-8 ASW and KA-28 ASW) entered #Taiwan’s southwest ADIZ on May 8, 2022. Please check our official website for more information” read another tweet posted by Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defence, a day earlier on Sunday, May, 8.

Credit: Twitter @MoNDefense

“5 PLA aircraft (Y-8 ASW, KJ-500 AEW&C, H-6*2 and Y-8 EW) entered #Taiwan’s southwest ADIZ on May 7, 2022. Please check our official website for more information” read yet another tweet posted by Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defence, on Saturday, May, 7.

Credit: Twitter @MoNDefense


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