China has stepped up military action against Taiwan over the past week, a trend that has begun to raise concerns that it could continue to attack Beijing Island.
Taiwan and Japan both reported the offensive in their respective air defense identification zones on Monday, the first simultaneous announcement by Taipei and Tokyo.
Taiwan says ten Chinese military aircraft, including warplanes and a submarine anti-warplane, flew in its ADIZ, and Japan recorded an ASW aircraft in its territory just east of Taiwan.
Parallel Strategies launched the largest-ever attack on Taiwan’s air defense zone last Friday, when 20 Chinese aircraft, including bombers and fighters, entered the area.
This horrific arrival came as soon as Washington’s preparations began The risk of war is increasing On Taiwan, which Beijing claims as its sovereign territory. Senior U.S. officials fear that China is flirting with the idea of occupying control of Taiwan, a scenario that will almost pull between Washington and some of its allies.
Monday’s attacks followed the arrival of the Pacific island nation’s president, as well as the U.S. ambassador to Palau, in Taiwan. Palau One in 15 It has more diplomatic relations with Taipei than Beijing, and Washington has long been an unusually bold move compared to its restraint in sending its diplomats to Taiwan.
Friday’s drivers came after the United States and Taiwan announced an agreement under which their coastguards would cooperate.
Step by step, step by step, step by step, step by step, step by step, step by step, step by step, step by step I also saw him moving step by step, step by step, step by step.
There is the People’s Liberation Army More regular sorties flew In the southwest corner of the Taiwan Air Defense Zone, where the Taiwan Stream meets the Bashi Channel since last summer. It is an important corridor for the Chinese military in the open waters and airspace of the western Pacific Ocean.
The region would be essential for submarine warfare in any conflict centered around Taiwan, which explains why submarine-submarine warplanes took part in almost daily attacks. While there were usually short, straight planes in and out of the ADIZ, the ASW plane flew into the western Pacific Ocean southwest of Taiwan and returned last week.
“This is the latest [incursions] There is more to the political message than the significance of the military operation, ”said Admiral Li He-Ming, the former chief of staff of Taiwan’s armed forces. “Flying around Taiwan is not progress for them. They used to operate notified flights H6 bomber When I was in the office. ”
“I believe there wasn’t enough time to prepare them this time,” Lee added. “So they traveled to the western Pacific Ocean to show their determination to America, but the whole circle didn’t.”
Some analysts, however, see the latest move as an increase.
Referring to the ASW flight, Su Tzu-Yun, an analyst at the National Security Institute and a think tank backed by Taiwan’s Ministry of Defense, said: “The Y-8 and Y-9 aircraft have never done this before. “As they begin to expand the scope of their regular activities from southwest to southeast of Taiwan, we are seeing much more of this.”
The attack reported by Japan also followed an unprecedented approach. A patrol plane and a surveillance plane flew north of Taiwan’s east coast before leaving Japan’s ADIZ via the Mianako Strait, Tokyo said.
Miyako Island, a small archipelago between Okinawa and Taiwan, has become a hotspot for Chinese Air Force pilots in recent years because, like the Bashi Channel, one of the PLA’s main aircraft in the open Pacific and the sea corridor is the Strait. Four of the Chinese planes crashed in the area.
In previous tactics, Chinese planes flew relatively briefly to the southeast of the Miyako Islands before returning. Monday’s planes first landed so close to Taiwan’s east coast, where the strongest shelter for defending military aircraft against missiles and air strikes is located in a mountain in the city of Hualien.
“With regular activities in the southwest corner of the Taiwan ADIZ, the PLA has already changed its stance and insisted, ‘This is my backyard.’ They have even included the region in their annual training plan, ”Lee said.
People familiar with Taipei’s military strategy say that if the PLA expands its regular presence in the airspace east of Taiwan, it will further undermine the island’s security in a more stringent manner.