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China Sends New Bombers around Taiwan in another Show of Force

Local Editor

China flew bombers and fighter jets around Taiwan on Thursday, according to official reports, in a new show of force that the defense ministry said was directed at "independence forces" on the self-ruled island.

Chinese Airforce

H-6K bombers, early warning aircraft, reconnaissance planes and several types of fighter jets took off from multiple airports for "combat drills", the air force said in a statement on its official microblog.

In further details, the planes flew over Bashi Strait, south of Taiwan and the Miyako Strait, near Japan's Okinawa Island, it said.

The air force said its H-6K bombers completed several drills that involved circling Taiwan since April 18 "to strengthen its capacity to safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity".

"The series of operations we are carrying out is directed against Taiwan independence forces and activities in the island," defense ministry spokesman Wu Qian told a monthly press conference.

"Their purpose is to prevent that the Taiwan independence forces' plot damages the welfare of the Taiwanese people. If the independence forces continue to wantonly take rash actions, we will take further actions," Wu said.

China sees the democratically-governed island -- which has never formally declared independence from the mainland -- as a renegade part of its territory to be brought back into the fold, and has not ruled out reunification by force.

Taipei, for its part, accused Beijing of "sabre rattling" and trying to stoke regional tensions with its recent drills.

Taiwan announced on Tuesday that it will practice thwarting a Chinese "invasion" in annual live fire drills in June by simulating surprise coastal assaults.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team

 

26-04-2018 | 14:04


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