Taipei, Taiwan
The Sunday Review

China It was said that Sunday, it was simulating precision attacks on Key targets Taiwan as the military drills it launched in response to the island president’s meeting with the US House Speaker entered a second day.

You get mock drills “tactical maneuvers” State media reports that the Chinese Navy was responsible.

Numerous services were carried out “simulated joint precision strikes on key targets on Taiwan Island” CCTV also recorded the incident in surrounding waters.

The exercises were dubbed “United Sharp Sword,” were being carried out under the supervision of the Eastern Theater Command of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA).

Taiwan’s defense ministry reported that, as of noon local time, it had detected a total of 58 PLA warplanes over the Taiwan Strait on Sunday: Monday, 31 of them crossed the median and entered Taiwan’s ADIZ, or air defense identification zone. The system also identified nine PLA naval vessels.

China The exercises were launched on Saturday the following day Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen returned from a 10-day visit to Central America and the United States where she met US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.

They were described as “a serious warning against the Taiwan separatist forces’ collusion with external forces, and a necessary move to defend national sovereignty and territorial integrity.”

Beijing had repeatedly warned against Tsai’s meeting with McCarthy and had previously threatened to take “strong and resolute measures” It would be great if they did.

China’s ruling Communist Party claims the self-governing democracy of Taiwan is its territory, even though it has never ruled over it. It spent years trying to seize it diplomatically. However, it has never ruled. out To take over the island, use force

A Chinese naval ship takes part in exercises around Taiwan, in this handout image released on April 8, 2023.

China When Nancy Pelosi, then the US House Speaker visited them, they reacted similarly Taiwan In August, the United States launched a series military drills to surround the island and fire missiles above it.

These drills were first-ever. China Experts believed that the missiles were a significant escalation. China’s military intimidation against Taiwan.

China Operation Joint Sword will go on through Monday, according to military drills.