7 KILLED, HUNDREDS INJURED AS STRONG QUAKE HITS SULAWESI, INDONESIA
VATICAN: POPE FRANCIS, FORMER POPE BENEDICT BOTH GET COVID-19 VACCINE
AUSTRALIA REBUKES GOOGLE FOR BLOCKING LOCAL CONTENT
JAPAN TO BAN ENTRY OF FOREIGN ATHLETES TO TRAIN AHEAD OF SUMMER OLYMPICS
BIDEN INAUGURATION WILL FEATURE DIVERSE PERFORMANCES INCLUDING LADY GAGA, JENNIFER LOPEZ
COURT ORDERS ARREST OF COPS ACCUSED OF KILLING ARMY MEN IN JOLO
THE PANDEMIC SLAMS PHL VEHICLE SALES IN 2020
CHESS PLAYER WESLEY SO BAGS P11.8M, JOINS WORLD’S TOP ESPORT EARNERS
ZSA ZSA PADILLA FINALLY VISITS THE GRAVE OF ‘COMEDY KING’ DOLPHY AGAIN
DUTERTE: PRESIDENCY JOB NOT FOR A WOMEN

CHINA LAUNCHES MILITARY DRILLS IN TAIWAN STRAIT AMID US TENSIONS

7 months ago | World | 0 comments

By Xai Reyes

China said Friday that it has started military drills in the Taiwan Strait and surrounding waters, amid tensions over the recent visit by a senior US State Department official to the self-governed island.

The spokesman for the People’s Liberation Army said the move is a legitimate and necessary action taken in response to the current situation across Taiwan Strait to safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity.

His remarks came a day after Keith Krach, US undersecretary of state for economic growth, energy, and the environment, arrived in Taiwan to attend the memorial service for former President Lee Teng-hui.

Washington has said his trip is aimed at honoring Lee’s legacy “by continuing our strong bonds with Taiwan.”

During his stay, Krach met with independence-leaning Tsai Ing-wen, who has served as Taiwan’s president since 2016.

Also Friday, Taiwan’s air force scrambled planes to warn off 18 Chinese warplanes crossing the median line of the Taiwan Strait and flying over waters southwest of Taiwan’s air defense identification zone.

The movement was observed based on a real-time platform the ministry established on its website.

The planes were identified as eight J-16 fighters, four J-11, and four J-10 fighters, and two H-6 jet bombers.

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Social Media