TAIWAN PRESIDENT SAYS DRILLS SHOW THAT CHINA IS THREAT TO WHOLE REGION
President Tsai Ing-wen said that the last two days of Chinese aircraft approaching Taiwan demonstrate that Beijing is a threat to the entire region and have shown Taiwanese even more clearly the true nature of China’s government.
Multiple Chinese aircraft flew across the mid-line of the Taiwan Strait and into Taiwan’s air defence identification zone on Friday and Saturday, causing Taiwan to scramble jets to intercept.
China claims Taiwan as its own territory.
China announced combat drills near the Taiwan Strait and denounced what it called collusion between the island and the United States.
The exercises took place as US undersecretary for economic affairs Keith Krach was in Taipei, the most senior State Department office to come in four decades.