Eye on China: US warship transits Taiwan Strait

Credit: IndiaTimes- Published on June 23, 2021
The US Navy's 7th Fleet said the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur conducted a "routine Taiwan Strait transit" on Tuesday in accordance with international law. The latest mission comes around a week after Taiwan reported 28 Chinese air force aircraft, including fighters and nuclear-capable bombers,...

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Published on June 21, 2021 -  03:25
China Fires Back at G7 With Record Taiwan Incursions
TAIPEI, TAIWAN — Twenty-eight Chinese military aircraft entered Taiwan's air defense identification zone, or ADIZ, on Tuesday, according to Taiwan's Ministry of National Defence, a record since Taiwan began publicly noting Chinese incursions, according to Taiwan's Central News Agency. Three groups of aircraft flew all the way to the southeastern side of Taiwan, a maneuver Newsweek suggests could be rehearsing cutting off Taiwan from U.S. support in the event of an invasion. In total these groups included one Y-8 anti-submarine plane; four H-6 twin-engine jet bombers; four J-16 twinjet, multirole fighters; and one Y-8 electronic warfare aircraft. Three additional groups of aircraft flew in the airspace between Taiwan and the Taiwan-controlled Dongsha Islands. In total these included two KJ-500 airborne early warning and control planes; 10 additional J-16 twinjet, multirole fighters; and six J-11 twinjet, multirole fighters. The escalation could be seen as a response to a G7 communique made last week. It emphasized "The importance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait" and encouraged "the peaceful resolution of cross-Strait issues."

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