Taiwan claims that Chinese maneuvers violate its territorial waters
"We will not give up our commitment to Taiwan," said US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday. © provided by Franceinfo The Chinese military exercises announced in retaliation for the visit to Taiwan of the president of the House of American representatives Nancy Pelosi violates Taiwanese territorial waters, said the Ministry of Defense of the island on Wednesday 3 august. "Some of China's maneuver areas encroach on (...) Taiwan's territorial waters," said Taiwanese ministry spokes
The Taiwanese army carried out a new exercise with real ammunition on Thursday, after Beijing, which continues its threats, ended its most important military maneuvers ever organized around of the island. © Reuters/Ann Wang
The Taiwanese army carried out a new exercise with real ammunition on Thursday after Beijing, which continues its threats, ended its most important military maneuvers ever organized around the island. The Taiwanese forces carried out shots of shells and lighting rockets in the context of this defense exercise, AFP Lou Woei-Jye, spokesperson for the 8th corps, told AFP. These maneuvers in the county of Pingtung (south), started at 8:30 am (00:30 GMT), lasted an hour, he added.
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A live retransmission has shown artillery parts aligned on the coast and soldiers, divided into units, pulling one after the other the belly. Taiwan had already conducted a military exercise on Tuesday in Pingtung. According to the army, hundreds of men participated in these two sessions. The authorities have minimized the scope of these exercises, ensuring that they were already programmed and were not an answer to those of China. Beijing has been after a visit to Taiwan last week of the president of the House of Representatives of the United States Nancy Pelosi , launching aerial and maritime exercises of several days around the island. Taipei accused China of having taken the pretext of Ms. Pelosi's visit to train an invasion. The new exercises carried out Thursday by Taiwan have "two objectives", "ensure the good condition of the artillery and its good maintenance" and "confirm the results" of previous military exercises organized in 2021, explained Mr. Lou.
after visiting Pelosi: China starts military maneuvers near Taiwan
China, according to Chinese state television, has started its announced military maneuvers near Taiwan. "The exercises start," said the CCTV broadcaster on Thursday in the Weibo online network. Taiwan's Ministry of Defense said that the situation was closely observed. According to the principle, the armed forces of the island state would act to "prepare for a war without wanting to war". © AFP Chinese helicopter near Taiwan on Wednesday. There is also no "escalation of the conflict".
"A country, two systems"
Pekin had announced on Wednesday the end of his maneuvers, declaring that his forces had "led to various tasks" in the Strait of Taiwan while promising to continue to patrol in his waters. In the same statement, China assured that it "will continue to conduct military training and prepare for war". At the same time, the Chinese Bureau of Taiwanese affairs declared Wednesday in a white paper that Beijing did not give up "not the use of the force" against his neighbor and reserved "the possibility of taking all the necessary measures". "We are willing to create a large space (of cooperation) in order to achieve peaceful reunification," said the document. "But we will not leave any room for maneuver to separatist actions aimed at pseudo-independence from Taiwan."
The Taiwan Foreign Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in agreement with its main decision -making body on China, rejected the model "a country, two systems" that Beijing proposed for the island. "The entire Declaration of China is absolutely against the status quo and the reality of the Strait," said Joanne or, spokesperson for the ministry, at a press conference. The expression "a country, two systems" refers to the principle supposed to offer a certain autonomy to the Chinese regions of Hong Kong and Macao.
Taiwan regularly organizes military exercises simulating a Chinese invasion. Last month, she exercised herself to postpone a landing as part of a "joint interception operation", during her greatest annual financial years. Since the late 1990s, the island has moved from authoritarian power to a dynamic democracy, and a distinct Taiwanese identity has emerged. Relations between the two banks of the Strait have deteriorated considerably since Tsai Ing-Wen became president of Taiwan in 2016. Mrs. Tsai and her progressive democratic party do not consider that Taiwan is part of China. Their conception is the broad definition given by Beijing of Taiwanese separatism, which includes those who plead for the island to have a distinct identity of the continent.
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