China Prepares To Invade Taiwan

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( On Wednesday, China sent seven ships and 43 aircraft near Taiwan as part of another large drill maneuver directed to Taiwan, an island that China claims to have control over.

Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense reported that a total of 37 warplanes had crossed the Taiwan Strait’s median line and entered the airspace of the country. The drill had taken place in the early morning hours.

Taiwanese officials stated that they were still monitoring the situation and that in response to the aggressive move, they had been deploying navy vessels, ground missiles, and aircraft in order to respond to this aggressive move.

Taiwan has been self-governed since 1949, when its people tried to flee from Chinese communist rule. Oftentimes, officials from the island will release updates on the Chinese drills in the region. However, it is unusual for the drills to include dozens of ships and aircraft, as normally they are limited to just a handful of them.

China has maintained that the drills are meant to act as part of their military strategy and that they work to warn foreign nations not to intervene.

The news of the newest drill came only two days after China’s second-ranking official, Gen. Zhang Youxia, warned during a conference that China would never permit Taiwan to completely split from mainland China. Beijing has always viewed the island as part of the mainland, and in recent years, it has had more drills and aggressive rhetoric in order to threaten the country.

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