Taipei, July 22
China is sending army planes close to Taiwan with growing frequency in what seems to be a stepping up of its risk to make use of drive to take management of the island, Taiwan’s international minister mentioned Wednesday.
Such flights are extra frequent than reported within the media and have change into “virtually a daily occurrence,” Joseph Wu instructed reporters.
Along with Chinese army workouts simulating an assault on Taiwan, the flights by China are inflicting main concern for Taiwan’s authorities, Wu mentioned.
“What it is doing now is unceasingly preparing to use force to resolve the Taiwan problem,” Wu mentioned.
China claims the self-ruling island democracy as its personal territory and threatens to make use of the People’s Liberation Army to deliver it below its management. The sides break up in a civil conflict in 1949 when Chiang Kai-shek’s Nationalists fled to the previous Japanese colony because the Communist Party took management in mainland China. — AP
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