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เวลาปล่อย:2023-01-26 20:19 แหล่งที่มา:ต้นฉบับ

Chinese military aircraft, vessels cross into Taiwanese space in latest threat of force

Taiwans vice president has vowed to uphold the self-ruled islands democracy in the face of Chinas authoritarianism

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Chinesemilitary aircraftand vessels invaded Taiwans airspace and waters yet again early Wednesday in what has become a near daily show of intimidation against the island nation.

Taiwans Defense Ministry said four Chinesemilitary aircraftand three Chinese naval vessels were detected around 6 a.m. local time.

Taiwans armed forces are monitoring the situation and tasked CAP aircraft, Navy vessels, and land-based missile systems to respond to Chinas activities, the Defense Ministry said.

An incursion by China into Taiwan has been an almost daily occurrence for weeks as tensions between the two nations ramp up.


Taiwan split from the mainland in 1949 after a civil war and have no official relations but are linked by billions of dollars in trade and investment.

The Chinese Communist Party regularly flies fighter planes and bombers near Taiwan to enforce its stance that the island is obliged to unite with the mainland by force if necessary.

FILE: Chinese military helicopters fly past Pingtan island, one of mainland Chinas closest point from Taiwan, in Fujian province on August 4, 2022, ahead of massive military drills off Taiwan following US House Speaker Nancy Pelosis visit to the self-ruled island.(Getty Images)

Tensions escalated after then-SpeakerNancy Pelosiof the U.S. House of Representatives in August became the highest-ranking American official to visit the island in 25 years.

Lai Ching-te, who currently serves as Taiwans vice president and has assumed the new role of the ruling Democratic Progress Party, vowed to uphold the self-ruled islands democracy in the face of Chinas authoritarianism.

Facing Chinas threat in the future, our new mission is to guard Taiwan, promoting Taiwans democracy, peace and prosperity, Lai said. Peace is something everyone hopes for.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Bradford Betz is a Fox News Digital breaking reporter covering crime,political issues,and much more.

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