China’s incursion into Taiwan again, 3 Chinese fighter planes entered the air defense border: China-Taiwan Tension.
China-Taiwan Tension, China has once again infiltrated Taiwan. According to Taiwan, three Chinese fighter planes have entered Taiwan’s air defense border.
Taiwan said on Sunday that three Chinese warplanes entered its air detection zone (ADIZ), the sixth incursion by China in this month.
Taiwan News reported that in response to China’s nefarious move, Taiwan sent aircraft, broadcast radio warnings, and also deployed an air defense missile system to track the three planes.
Taiwanese officials said the three planes that entered the country’s ADIZ included a Chinese Shaanxi Y-8 fighter jet and two Shenyang J-16 fighter jets.
Tensions between China and Taiwan are increasing continuously. With the intention of occupying Taiwan, China is continuously sending fighter aircraft to its airspace.
On 3 October, Taipei also reported that at least 58 Chinese warplanes had entered its air defense range in just two days.
Taiwan has come to the fore in one of the biggest incursions by China in the last few days.
Taiwan’s Defense Ministry said on October 4 that the Chinese military had infiltrated its air defense zone with about 150 fighter planes in the past four days.
China’s incursion into Taiwan again: How did the dispute between China and Taiwan start?
Taiwan’s first contact with China was in the year 1683 when Taiwan came under the control of the Qing dynasty.
But its role in international politics first came to the fore in the Sino-Japanese War (1894–95), in which Japan defeated the Qing dynasty and made Taiwan its first colony.
In 1949, Chiang and his party, the Kuomintang (KMT), lost a civil war to communists led by Mao Zedong. After which the Sheks fled to Taiwan and maintained administrative control over it.
Just as Mao was about to attack Taiwan to annex China, the Korean War broke out in 1950.
The war not only kept Mao busy assisting the communists in North Korea but also forced the United States to come forward for Taiwan’s security and independence.
Few people in present-day Taiwan support its integration with mainland China. There are two main reasons for this – ethnic nationalism and more importantly, civic nationalism.