FAST FIVE: Taiwan Reports 13 Incursions By Chinese Air Force In One Day
Taiwan Reports 13 Incursions By Chinese Air Force In One Day During the final months of the Trump administration Chinese PLA military exercises near Taiwan grew as part of the tit-for-tat escalation of Washington moves in support of the self-declared Republic. Lately Chinese jets have breached Taiwan's claimed airspace as part of ongoing 'show of force' maneuvers in the contested area.
Taiwan reportedly scrambled its American-supplied fighter jets to “warn off” the Chinese formation.
“Airborne alert sorties had been tasked, radio warnings issued and air defense missile systems deployed to monitor the activity,” a Taiwan military statement said.
The new White House National Security Council has this week vowed that America's commitment to Taiwan would remain “rock-solid”.
But it remains to be seen if Biden keeps up the provocative level of Trump's weapons sales to Taiwan, which reached a historic peak in the latter part of 2020.