Taiwan’s defense ministry claimed that it has detected 14 Chinese warships and 66 Chinese aircraft as Beijing continued military drills in and around Taiwan Strait on Sunday. China has been conducting military exercises around Taiwan in response to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taipei.
“14 PLAN vessels and 66 PLA aircraft around our surrounding region were detected today until 1700(GMT+8). #ROCArmedForces have monitored the situation and responded to these activities with aircraft in CAP, naval vessels, and land-based missile systems,” Taiwan’s defense ministry tweeted on Sunday.
22 of the detected aircraft had flown on the east part of the median line of the Taiwan Strait and our SW ADIZ.
— Ministry of National Defense, R.O.C. (@MoNDefense) August 7, 2022
Earlier today, China flexed its military prowess in a video shared by state media on Twitter.
Global Times, the mouthpiece of the Chinese government, posted a video with the caption, “Footage of on-the-spot of PLA’s drills around the island of Taiwan. Highlights included 100+ warplanes being deployed, China’s new-generation aerial refueler YU-20 was unveiled, and over ten destroyers and frigates conducting a joint blockade exercise.”
Meanwhile, the United States, Australia and Japan have urged China to immediately cease its military exercises, as they reaffirmed their commitment to maintaining peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait.
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