-Unnerved China fires 11 Dongfeng missiles at Taiwan, some land in Japan, tensions between the two countries reach peak
Dt. 4 August 2022, Thursday
Tensions between China and Taiwan have reached a peak after Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. On Thursday, China took a step forward and fired 11 missiles. Taiwan government has also accepted this. These missiles have been launched around coastal areas. However, according to some reports, these missiles landed in Japan.
A statement issued by Japan’s defense minister said that five missiles fired by China have landed in Japanese territory. This is a serious matter as it is directly related to the security of our country. We will not compromise with people’s safety.
On Wednesday, 27 Chinese fighter aircraft were seen in Taiwan’s air zone. Due to China’s intransigence, Taiwan has also activated its missile system. In the name of military exercises, China is constantly warning Taiwan, using missiles to intimidate it.
US increased tension:
America has written the script of this tension that started between the two countries. Ever since US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan, a series of dragon threats by China has begun. Interestingly, tensions rose before Pelosi’s visit, threats were made, but only after Pelosi’s return from Taiwan did China’s military moves and missile attacks show its cowardice.
China’s official media reports said the Chinese military will also conduct military exercises in 6 different areas from August 4 to 7, encircling the island of Taiwan from all sides. Apart from this, Global Times has quoted Chinese experts as saying that the exercise by China is unprecedented as PLA missiles are expected to fly over the island of Taiwan for the first time.
Thus the situation will become more serious, stress may increase further. Right now, the US is definitely talking about helping Taiwan, assuring security, but looking at the situation on the ground, it is also a direct fact that Taiwan cannot blindly trust the US.