Taiwanese troops repel Chinese invasion across the central line


Taiwanese troops have repelled several Chinese fighters across the midline of the Taiwan Strait that separates the island from the mainland.

The invasion occurs during a visit by US Senator Rick Scott (Florida) to Taiwan, which the Chinese Communist Party has accused.

Taiwan Ministry of Defense Said The Air Force “forced out” intruders and deployed surface-to-air missiles, monitoring the situation.

The ministry also said that Chinese aircraft acted deliberately and provocatively in a way that “had a serious blow to the peace and stability of the region.”

The Chuo Line, also known as the Davis Line, is the midpoint of the Taiwan Strait and forms an informal maritime buffer between China and Taiwan. Chinese troops regularly invade Taiwan’s air defense identification zone, but cross the central line less often. However, such incidents have occurred many times since 1999.

In addition to crossing the median, the Chinese made an unusual move, approaching from the northwest, flying straight across the line, and turning until the Taiwanese repelled them.

Incident Continue China’s defense spokesperson, Janice Wu, said the series of combat preparation exercises, patrols, and combat training in the sea and airspace around Taiwan was a response to “collusion and provocation” by the United States and Taiwan.

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP), which currently governs mainland China as a one-party state, claims that Taiwan is part of its territory and actively condemns US actions that it considers to justify Taiwan’s independence. ing.

Nevertheless, Taiwan has its own prosperous democratic government, has autonomy since 1949 when the Chinese Communist Party took over China, and has never been under the control of the Chinese Communist Party.

Chinese Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping has vowed to unify Taiwan and the mainland, and has not ruled out the use of force. To that end, the Chinese Communist Party regularly sends military excursions to Taiwan’s air defense identification zone, hoping that such threats will undermine its determination to resist the compulsory unification of Taiwanese people.

The administration’s political military officers are also responsible for promoting increasingly warlike and promotional issues regarding the recent future of Taiwan.

Before the incident, General Lee Zuocheng of China Said U.S. military leaders say China “cannot compromise” on the issue of Taiwan independence and that China will “counterattack” its supporters.

This statement reflected similar sentiment when China’s Secretary of Defense Wei Phoenix threatened Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin with the Chinese Communist Party “don’t hesitate to start a war” over Taiwan.

Taiwan’s political leadership remains consistent through trials and hardships with China. Earlier this month, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen reiterated Taiwan’s commitment to self-determination everywhere.

“Unprecedented threats from authoritarian stakeholders do not discourage us from working with partners around the world to support liberal values ​​in Taiwan. [and] Strengthen the democratic system ” Said By tweet.

Andrew Thornbrook


Andrew Thornebrooke is a reporter for The Epoch Times, which deals with China-related issues with a focus on defense, military and national security. He holds a master’s degree in military history from Norwich University.