•   
  •   
  •   

World US reaffirms Taiwan support after China sends warplanes

07:18  24 january  2021
07:18  24 january  2021 Source:   msn.com

‘As scary as possible’: Taiwan wants to work with Quad to contain China’s military

  ‘As scary as possible’: Taiwan wants to work with Quad to contain China’s military An American-led quartet of democratic allies could link with Taiwan to thwart China’s potential to conquer the island democracy and expel U.S. troops from the region. © Provided by Washington Examiner “We need to think about something more formal, or something more security oriented,” Taiwanese Foreign Minister Joseph Wu said in remarks aired Wednesday by the Center for Strategic and International Studies. “We need to go deeper, to discuss the security challenges in the region so that the Quad countries or other like-minded countries can join in to discuss more [about] the security challenges in the region.

The U . S . has reaffirmed support for Taiwan following China ’s dispatch of warplanes near the island in an apparent attempt to intimidate its democratic In this photo released by the Taiwan Ministry of National Defense, a Chinese People’s Liberation Army H-6 bomber is seen flying near the Taiwan air

Taiwan and the US have warned China after it flew nuclear-capable bombers and fighters over Taiwainese airspace. The US has urged China News of the incursion brought a swift statement from the US State Department, urging China to stop pressuring Taiwan while reaffirming its commitment

BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. has reaffirmed support for Taiwan following China’s dispatch of warplanes near the island in an apparent attempt to intimidate its democratic government and test American resolve.

In this photo released by the Taiwan Ministry of National Defense, a Chinese People's Liberation Army H-6 bomber is seen flying near the Taiwan air defense identification zone, ADIZ, near Taiwan on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. The second high-level U.S. envoy to visit Taiwan in two months began a day of closed-door meetings Friday as China conducted military drills near the Taiwan Strait after threatening retaliation. (Taiwan Ministry of National Defense via AP) © Provided by Associated Press In this photo released by the Taiwan Ministry of National Defense, a Chinese People's Liberation Army H-6 bomber is seen flying near the Taiwan air defense identification zone, ADIZ, near Taiwan on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. The second high-level U.S. envoy to visit Taiwan in two months began a day of closed-door meetings Friday as China conducted military drills near the Taiwan Strait after threatening retaliation. (Taiwan Ministry of National Defense via AP)

The State Department on Saturday said it “notes with concern the pattern of ongoing (China's) attempts to intimidate its neighbors, including Taiwan.”

Taiwan to Continue Front-line Role in Joe Biden's Strategy to Contain China

  Taiwan to Continue Front-line Role in Joe Biden's Strategy to Contain China Taiwan can expect to play a similar role as Joe Biden ushers in his own Indo-Pacific strategy consistent with the views of top advisers such as Kurt Campbell, a Taipei analyst said.Taiwan Strait observers were offered a rare glimpse into Washington's plans for Taipei on Tuesday when the White House declassified the president's 2018 Indo-Pacific strategic framework.

A US military reconnaissance jet was reportedly spotted flying near Taiwan ’s airspace — the 12th time in the past three weeks that American military planes

Two US MC-130J surveillance planes flew from the Kadena Air Base in Okinawa over the Taiwan Strait. Flyover was a message of support for Taipei and a warning to Beijing, according to analyst. Two special mission aircraft flew from Okinawa base towards the South China Sea.

“We urge Beijing to cease its military, diplomatic, and economic pressure against Taiwan and instead engage in meaningful dialogue with Taiwan’s democratically elected representatives," spokesperson Ned Price said in the statement.

Washington will continue to deepen ties with Taiwan and ensure its defense from Chinese threats, while supporting a peaceful resolution of issues between the sides, the statement said.

There was no immediate Chinese response Sunday.

Taiwan’s Defense Ministry said China on Saturday sent eight bombers capable of carrying nuclear weapons and four fighter jets into airspace just southwest of the island, part of a long-standing pattern of Chinese incursions aimed at pressuring the government of President Tsai Ing-wen into caving to Beijing’s demand that she recognize Taiwan as a part of Chinese territory.

Taipei Says Joe Biden Backs Taiwan As Blinken Warns China Invasion 'Grievous Mistake'

  Taipei Says Joe Biden Backs Taiwan As Blinken Warns China Invasion 'Grievous Mistake' President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for secretary of state was quizzed by senators Tuesday at his confirmation hearing.State Department veteran Antony Blinken, 58, made the remarks on Tuesday as members of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations quizzed him about the immediate future of American foreign policy under Biden.

A US military reconnaissance jet was reportedly spotted flying near Taiwan ’s airspace — the 12th time in the past three weeks The move comes just one day after Japan and Taipei were forced to keep an eye on a Chinese aircraft carrier and its strike group as it sailed past Taiwan , China ’s staunchest rival.

A Chinese People’s Liberation Army warplane briefly approached Taiwan on Friday, a day after the island test-fired two missiles off its coast amid rising tensions in the Taiwan Strait. Taiwan ’s defence ministry said it responded by scrambling jet fighters. “ We detected the Chinese Communist Yun-8

The latest Chinese overflight came on the heels of President Joe Biden’s inauguration, emphasizing the island's enduring position in the panoply of divisive issues between the sides that also include human rights, trade disputes and, most recently, questions about China's initial response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Biden's administration has shown little sign of reducing pressure on China over such issues, although it is seen as favoring a return to more civil dialogue. In another sign of support for Taiwan, the island's de-facto ambassador to Washington, Hsiao Bi-khim, was an invited guest at Biden's inauguration.

And in a final swipe at China, the Trump administration’s outgoing U.N. ambassador tweeted that it’s time for the world to oppose China’s efforts to exclude and isolate Taiwan, drawing sharp criticism from Beijing.

Ambassador Kelly Craft accompanied the tweet with a photo of herself in the U.N. General Assembly Hall where the island is banned. She carried a handbag with a stuffed Taiwan bear sticking out of the top, a gift from Taiwan’s representative in New York, Ambassador James Lee.

Joe Biden's China Ties Get Off to Rocky Start With String of Warnings From Beijing Media

  Joe Biden's China Ties Get Off to Rocky Start With String of Warnings From Beijing Media Analysts quoted in Chinese media outlets have predicted what the public has heard about China from President Biden's cabinet picks will not translate into actual policies.Discussing the future relationship between Washington and Beijing on inauguration day, China's foreign ministry appeared to go to great pains to separate the new U.S. administration from the old, which Chinese officials have blamed for leading America down a path of hostility over the past four years.

China on Wednesday blasted a huge planned US arms shipment to self-ruled Taiwan and threatened to sanction firms involved in the sale of F-16 fighter jets. The deals come as ties between Washington and Beijing are already strained by a punitive multi-billion dollar trade war . " China will take all

Chinese Tanks & Helicopters try to pass through into taiwan . US Airforce supports Taiwan by knocking down chinese military weapons. This is a Simulation on

Taiwan and China separated amid civil war in 1949 and China says it is determined to bring the island under its control by force if necessary. The U.S. switched diplomatic recognition from Taipei to Beijing in 1979, but is legally required to ensure Taiwan can defend itself and the self-governing democratic island enjoys strong bipartisan support in Washington.

Tsai has sought to bolster the island’s defenses with the purchase of billions of dollars in U.S. weapons, including upgraded F-16 fighter jets, armed drones, rocket systems and Harpoon missiles capable of hitting both ships and land targets. She has also boosted support for Taiwan's indigenous arms industry, including launching a program to build new submarines to counter China’s ever-growing naval capabilities.

China’s increased threats come as economic and political enticements bear little fruit, leading it to stage war games and dispatch fighter jets and reconnaissance planes on an almost daily basis toward the island of 24 million people, which lies 160 kilometers (100 miles) off China’s southeast coast across the Taiwan Strait.

China Escalates War Rhetoric Over Taiwan: Do Not Test Our Determination .
New threats against ‘Fortress Taiwan’ follow a broader recognition that Beijing believes Biden is adopting Trump’s same belligerent approach to China."Taiwan and the U.S. should be sent a message: Do not misjudge or underestimate the Chinese mainland's determination and will to defend its territorial integrity and to severely punish the reckless acts of 'Taiwan independence' forces," Chinese state news service Global Times wrote in an editorial. "If the island of Taiwan and the U.S. regard the previous U.S.

usr: 0
This is interesting!