Significantly, China claims its claim on Taiwan and has threatened that if necessary, it will take the island by force. Taiwan’s Central News Agency said the military saw four drones flying over the coastal Kinmen County area on Friday night. Taiwan believes that these four drones were from China and were seen flying in the sea area around the Kinmen Islands. In response, the Taiwanese army fired in the air.
Taiwan ready to respond
Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen tweeted, “Our government and military are closely monitoring China’s military exercises and are ready to respond as needed.” I urge the international community to support democratic Taiwan and prevent escalation of tensions in the regional security situation. Kinmen is an island group ruled by Taiwan. It is located just 10 kilometers east of Xiamen, a Chinese coastal city located in Fujian province. China’s military exercise began on Thursday and is likely to continue till Sunday.
Mutual differences overwhelm global concerns
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Saturday that China should not hinder talks on important global issues such as the climate crisis. His remarks come at a time when China is angered by US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan and on Friday cut off contact with the US on important issues including military affairs and climate cooperation. “We should not hinder cooperation on matters of global concern because of differences between our two countries,” Blinken said.
Missile production supervising officer killed
Here, China has announced to cancel talks on Defense Policy Coordination with America. Along with this, military cooperation at sea with the US has also been banned. A senior official associated with Taiwan’s missile production suddenly died on Saturday amid ongoing tensions with China. According to media reports, because of this, Taiwan’s security is under threat. Ou Yang Lee Singh supervised Taiwan’s missile production. Officials have said that 57-year-old Lee Singh died of a heart attack.