117 Chinese Military Aircraft Cross Median Line In Two Days
Taiwan's Ministry of Defense has reported that 117 Chinese aircraft crossed the median line in the last two days. 49 Chinese aircraft flew into the east part of the median line of the Taiwan Strait on August 5th, 2022 and 68 Chinese aircraft crossed the median line on August 4th.
On August 5th Taiwan's Ministry of Defense reported that 49 Chinese aircraft flew into the east part of the median line of the Taiwan Strait on August 5th, 2022. The Chinese aircraft included 24 SU-30 multi-role fighter aircraft, 10 J-16 fighter jets, 7 J-10 fighter jets, 6 J-11 fighter jets, 1 Y-8 electronic warfare (EW) aircraft and one Y-8 antisubmarine warfare (ASW) plane. CAP aircraft tasked, radio warnings issued and air defense missile systems deployed to monitor the activities.
On August 4th, Taiwan's Defense Ministry stated that 68 Chinese military aircraft and 13 navy ships carried out missions in the Taiwan Strait and "deliberately" crossed the median line, an unofficial buffer zone dividing the Chinese side from the Taiwanese side.
The Ministry of Defense put out a statement condemning the actions by China and said that the Chinese forces have "seriously damaged" the status quo and "harassed" Taiwan's water and airspace.
Taiwan news the Liberty Times reported, "The Ministry of National Defense pointed out at 7 p.m. tonight that as of 5 p.m. today, 68 Chinese military aircraft and 13 warships continued to conduct frequent activities around the Taiwan Strait, and crossed the middle line of the strait, seriously damaging the current situation in the Taiwan Strait."
The Liberty Times added that "the Ministry of National Defense later added that the 68 sorties and 13 warships refer to the number of activities around the Taiwan Strait. Some crossed the middle line of the strait, but not all of them."
Taiwan's Ministry of Defense put out a statement saying, "Multiple PLA aircraft and vessels were detected participating in drills around Taiwan Strait and have crossed the median line. #ROCArmedForces have utilized alert broadcast, aircraft in CAP, patrolling naval vessels, and land-based missile systems in response to this situation."
It should be pointed out that the median line is not an official agreement between the two countries, and there is nothing in writing stating that either side cannot send aircraft and vessels into it.
The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs have also announced a list of "countermeasures" to the United States in response to Nancy Pelosi's visit to the island of Taiwan:
"In disregard of China’s strong opposition and serious representations, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi visited China’s Taiwan region. On 5 August, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the following countermeasures in response:
1.) Canceling China-U.S. Theater Commanders Talk.
2.) Canceling China-U.S. Defense Policy Coordination Talks (DPCT).
3.) Canceling China-U.S. Military Maritime Consultative Agreement (MMCA) meetings.
4.) Suspending China-U.S. cooperation on the repatriation of illegal immigrants.
5.) Suspending China-U.S. cooperation on legal assistance in criminal matters.
6.) Suspending China-U.S. cooperation against transnational crimes.
7.) Suspending China-U.S. counternarcotics cooperation.
8.) Suspending China-U.S. talks on climate change."
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