The White House said on Saturday that China's actions in and around the Taiwan Strait were provocative and irresponsible after Taiwan officials said Chinese aircraft and warships rehearsed an attack on the island. Stay with TOI for the latest developments.Read Less
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Taiwan is not a part of US but Chinese territory, says China foreign minister
Taipei Says 14 Chinese Warships, 66 Aircraft Detected In Taiwan Strait; Report Says Drills By China Military To Become Regular
China, Taiwan warships shadow each other as drills due to end
China keeps up pressure on Taiwan with fourth day of drills
China's actions are aimed at safeguarding China's sacred sovereignty and territorial integrity, says senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi
Taiwan is not a part of the United States, is china's territory
Taiwan says detected 66 Chinese aircraft in strait
Taiwan's defence ministry said it had detected 66 Chinese air force planes and 14 Chinese warships conducting activities in and around the Taiwan Strait on Sunday.
China to conduct 'regular' military drills east of Taiwan Strait median line
The Chinese military will from now on conduct "regular" drills on the eastern side of the median line of the Taiwan Strait, Chinese state television reported on Sunday, citing a commentator. The median line in the narrow strait between the island of Taiwan and mainland China is an unofficial line of control that military aircraft and battleships from either side normally do not cross.
China's largest-ever Taiwan military drills draw to a close
China's largest-ever military exercises surrounding Taiwan were drawing to a close on Sunday following a controversial visit last week to the self-ruled island by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Beijing has raged at the trip by Pelosi -- the second in the line of succession to the US presidency -- ripping up a series of talks and cooperation agreements with Washington, most notably on climate change and defence. It has also deployed fighter jets, warships and ballistic missiles around Taiwan in what analysts have described as practice for a blockade and ultimate invasion of the island.
China set to wrap up largest-ever Taiwan military drills
China is set Sunday to wrap up its largest-ever military exercises surrounding Taiwan after a controversial visit to the self-ruled island by US leader Nancy Pelosi.Beijing has raged at the trip by Pelosi -- the second in the line of succession to the US presidency -- ripping up a series of talks and cooperation agreements with Washington, most notably on climate change and defence cooperation.
China military drills appear to simulate attack: Taiwan
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"These activities are a significant escalation in China's efforts to change the status quo. They are provocative, irresponsible, and raise the risk of miscalculation," a White House spokesperson said. "They are also at odds with our long-standing goal of maintaining peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait, which is what the world expects," the spokesperson said. (Reuters)
White House: China's actions around Taiwan are 'provocative, irresponsible'
President Tsai appeals for international support to democratic Taiwan
Beleaguered Taiwan on Saturday appealed for international help as it grappled with “simulated attacks” by the Chinese military around the self-ruled island, as Beijing stepped up provocative drills and warplane incursions in the Taiwan Straits. “Our government and military are closely monitoring China's military exercises and information warfare operations, ready to respond as necessary. I call on the international community to support democratic Taiwan and halt any escalation of the regional security situation,” Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen tweeted.
China's military drills near Taiwan cause disruptions in airline industry
Many flights were cancelled, some of them rerouted following China's military drills near Taiwan. Korean Air, Asiana and Singapore Airlines are among the carriers who cancelled flights over a Chinese military exercise in the Taiwan Strait. The move comes after Beijing cautioned carriers to avoid six "danger zones" where the People's Liberation Army is conducting drills aimed at upholding "sovereignty and territorial integrity" after the veteran United States politician defied its warnings against a trip.
China warns US not to ‘stir up bigger crisis' over Taiwan
China on Saturday warned the US not to “stir up a bigger crisis” over Taiwan, as it stepped up its military drills and warplane incursions in the Taiwan Straits for the third day. While the scale of the military drills has led to speculation that China may be getting ready for an invasion of Taiwan, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi played down the reports.“It's a complete rumour and slander that the US claims that China has changed the status quo in the Taiwan Straits,” he said.
Taiwan scrambles jets as Chinese aircraft cross median line
Taiwan scrambled jets on Saturday to warn away 20 Chinese aircraft including 14 that crossed the Taiwan Strait median line, Taiwan's defence ministry said.It also detected 14 Chinese military ships conducting activities around the Taiwan Strait, the ministry said in a statement.
Taiwan defence ministry: 20 Chinese air force planes entered Taiwan's air defence zone, 14 Chinese military ships conducted activities around Taiwan waters on Saturday