Japan scrambles fighters as China’s training increases near Taiwan

The Japan Air Self-Defense Force scrambled the fighter in response to the “suspicion of invasion” of the Chinese aircraft carrier over the East China Sea from May 6 to 8, Japanese officials wrote in a tweet on May 9.

Beijing has also increased military exercises around Taiwan.

The Self-Defense Forces said in a statement that four Chinese naval vessels, including the Liaoning aircraft carrier, were found in the waters about 150 kilometers (93 miles) south of Ishigaki Island, Okinawa Prefecture.

He added that the warship was the same one found as it passed between the main island of Okinawa and the Miyako Islands from May 1st to 2nd.

Chinese army Confirmed On May 9, Navy and Air Force assets conducted training “to test and improve the joint operational capabilities of multiple services and weapons” in the east and southwest of Taiwan from May 6-8. ..

The Minister of National Defense of Taiwan said it had detected 18 Chinese aircraft, including 12 J-11 and J-16 fighters and two H-6 bombers, entering the air defense identification zone on May 6.

The autonomous island responded by issuing a radio warning and deploying an air defense missile system to monitor Chinese military aircraft.

Japan first announced on May 3 that eight Chinese naval vessels, including the Liaoning aircraft carrier, had passed between the islands of the southern part of the main island of Okinawa on May 2.

Taiwan has also deployed an air defense missile system to detect and monitor the movement of Chinese small fleets.

Gao Xiucheng, a spokesman for the Chinese Navy, said on May 3 that the warships are conducting regular combat training in the western Pacific. Gao said the development was in line with international law and did not cover any political party.

China claimed Taiwan to be part of its territory and vowed to conquer the island by force as needed. On January 23, Chinese troops sent 39 fighters, including fighters and bombers, into Taiwan’s airspace.

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Aldgra Fredly is a Malaysia-based freelance writer featuring the Epoch Times Asia Pacific News.