Taiwan says Republic of China Air Force (ROCAF) fighter jets were forced to scramble after a Chinese medium-range transport aircraft entered the country’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ), an area that has been repeatedly violated by Beijing in recent months.
The Ministry of National Defense (MND) revealed that air defense systems were activated and ROCAF fighter jets scrambled after a Shaanxi Y-8 of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) entered Taiwan’s southwest ADIZ.
Similar occurrences have become somewhat commonplace in recent months. Following a September 21 incident involving 37 Chinese aircraft, Taipei highlighted that it has the right to self-defense and to counterattack.
China has maintained that it views Taiwan as a breakaway province, and while the island has its own government, the “One-China policy” states that there is only one sovereign China.
The USA has acknowledged the policy while also approving over $15 billion in arms sales to Taiwan since 2010.
The formal agreement, if carried out, would be Washington’s first advanced fighter jet sale to Taiwan since 1992. Beijing has been incredibly vocal regarding its disapproval of the deal throughout its development.
In the end Taiwanese and mainland Chinese will not fight each other. They will cooperate to kill Americans in Philippines.
Sputnik / ABC Flash Point WW III News 2020.