For the Taipei government, the maneuvers once again demonstrate “its mentality of resolving differences by force and destroying regional peace and stability.”

The Chinese Army carried out military exercises this Sunday near Taiwan, an island that it claims as its own, in response to the “provocations” of the United States. The exact place of the maneuvers or the equipment used to carry them out were not specified. Taiwan’s Defense Ministry called the maneuvers “acts of ‘military intimidation’ by the Chinese communists.”

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) “carried out joint combat readiness exercises bringing together various services” in the sea and airspace around the island of Taiwan, as well as “joint strike exercises,” Shi said. Yi, spokesman for the Eastern Theater of Operations.

“This is a strong response to the growing collusion and provocation between the US and Taiwanese authorities,” he stressed in a statement. The PLA also released photos of a bomber, a warship and an aerial landscape image showing, from the cockpit of a plane, what is portrayed as a Taiwanese mountain range.

Taiwan’s Defense Ministry said China’s actions “once again highlight its mindset of resolving differences by force and destroying regional peace and stability.” “The Chinese communists’ acts of ‘military intimidation’ are obviously aimed at intimidating our people and are not conducive to (China’s) international image,” he added.

China considers Taiwan, with 24 million inhabitants, as one of its provinces, which it has not yet managed to reunify with the rest of its territory after the end of the civil war in 1949. The Asian country views the rapprochement that has occurred with suspicion in recent years between the Taiwanese authorities and the United States, which has provided military support to the island for several decades.

The rapprochement of the United States and Taiwan, which began under former US President Donald Trump, has worsened already existing tensions between China and the United States. Beijing has been reiterating that it does not renounce the use of force to gain control of Taiwan.

In August, the Chinese military held major military exercises around the island, in response to a visit to Taiwan by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. During these she said that they would be done periodically.

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