China’s National Day, the People’s Liberation Army sent 38 warplanes into the area and 39 aircraft on Saturday, previously the most in a single day since Taiwan began releasing reports on the flights in September 2020.
WHY IS CHINA SENDING FIGHTER JETS?
Beijing’s show of force was for international and domestic audiences. He said it could be a response to the new
AUKUS pact between Australia, Britain, and the United States.
Taipei’s talks with the US to change the name of Taiwan’s representative office — its de facto embassy in the US — from Taipei Economic and Cultural
Representative Office to Taiwan Representative Office was likely to have also irked China.
Peace in the Taiwan Strait is key to the island’s ability to ensure a continuous supply of the chips needed to power a wide range of products from cars to smartphones, a
senior Taiwanese official said.
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