China raises high ground near Taiwan, accusing US of conflict

TAIPEI, Oct 4 (Reuters) – China blamed the United States on Monday for escalating unrest over Taiwan, as the island treated Beijing as “the main culprit” after announcing a massive Chinese military airstrike at its airports airport at 57 airports. .

The Chinese-Taiwanese state has complained for a year or more of the missionaries repatriated by Chinese air force near the occupied island, usually southwest of its air defense base near Taiwan — controlled by the Pratas Islands.

But since Friday, when China marked its national day, the country has launched a massive riot, with 150 planes flying in the four-day security zone.

The current mission included 34 J-16 soldiers and 12 H-6 nuclear warheads, all of which flew in the vicinity of the Pratas Islands, according to a map provided by the ministry. Four more Chinese soldiers were spotted Monday night, taking a full day to day to 56 planes.

Taiwanese aircraft fought to check out Chinese aircraft, while missile launchers were set up to monitor them, it added.

The United States on Sunday urged China to suspend “offensive” military operations near Taiwan, while the island government has also condemned Beijing.

China’s foreign ministry, in response to a US statement, said the United States had been threatening and disrupting peace in the region, with arms sales to Taiwan and regular warships running through the Taiwan Strait.

“China opposes this and is taking the necessary steps,” it added.

“Making liberation in Taiwan a dead end. China will take all necessary steps and will severely crush any sovereign states in Taiwan,” the Ministry said. “China’s determination to defend the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity has not wavered.”

The United States should stop supporting and “increasing” Taiwan’s separatist forces, it added.

‘CHIEF CULPRIT’

Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council has instructed China to expedite “unnecessary provocation” as the “main cause” of the recent instability.

“We tell the Communists of China, the Republic of China in Taiwan is committed to maintaining national sovereignty and respect and peace in the Taiwan Strait,” it said, referring to the Taiwanese name.

“We have a clear understanding of the role of the communist army and we have made appropriate responses. We have been negotiating and working with friendly countries to address the worst Communist attacks.”

China has stepped up military and political pressure to try to force Taiwan to accept Chinese law.

Taiwan claims to be an independent country and will defend its independence and democracy.

The government said Monday it was in talks with friendly countries to unite Beijing’s “problems”.

Taiwan called the Chinese events a “gray zone” of war, designed to dress up Taiwanese troops and test their capabilities.

A Taiwanese source – known for security issues in the region told Reuters starting Monday that Chinese aircraft could be a moderate attack on U.S. carriers.

The U.S. Department of Defense said China’s growing operations near Taiwan “are stabilizing and increasing the risk of collapse”.

“Our commitment to Taiwan is strong and conducive to maintaining peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait and within the region,” it added.

USS carrier Ronald Reagan entered the South China Sea late last month. On Monday, Japan’s defense ministry said the ship, along with another USS carrier Carl Vinson, had carried out international diplomatic missions southwest of Okinawa, although it did not provide a specific location.

Along with US and Japanese ships, ships from Britain, the Netherlands, Canada and New Zealand took part in the operation, the Ministry said.

The Taiwan-based sauce says Monday’s flights and Chinese flights were targeted by similar attacks on these ships.

Okinawa is located in a major US military base and is located northeast of Taiwan.

Announcement by Ben Blanchard and Jimou Lee; Further mention by Tom Daly, by Kiyoshi Takenaka in Tokyo; Edited by Alex Richardson, Andrew Heavens, Emelia Sithole-Matarise, William Maclean

Our approach: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

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