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China threatens Taiwanese president over friendship with America, says – will be eliminated

President of Taiwan Tsei Ingwen (file photo)

The Chinese government Global Times has threatened to kill Taiwan’s President Tsei Ingwen (Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen). Global Times said that the Taiwanese leader is playing with fire after having dinner with an American officer.

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  • Last Updated:September 21, 2020, 8:52 PM IST

Taipei. The Chinese Times Global Times has threatened to kill Taiwanese President Tsei Ingwen (Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen), sparked by US State Department Department official Keith Krach’s visit to Taiwan. Global Times said that Taiwanese leader Tsei is playing with fire after having dinner with a US State Department official. The Chinese newspaper said that if any of Tsei Wen’s steps violated Chinese law, the war would begin and the Taiwanese leader would be ‘eliminated’. Earlier, Krach arrived in Taiwan on 17 September to attend an event. On September 18, he had dinner with Taiwan President Tsei Ing Wen. This was the top level visit by an official of the US State Department. Earlier, the US Health Minister Alex Azar also came to Taiwan. Chinese newspaper erupted when Tsei Wen and Krach had dinner together.

Global Times threatened that Taiwanese leaders were playing with fire by strengthening ties with the US. Global Times has given this threat at a time when Chinese fighter jets are continuously entering Taiwan airspace. On Saturday, for the third consecutive day, China sent 19 of its ships to Taiwan airspace. At the time of this provocation of China, US Deputy Foreign Minister Keith Krach was paying tribute to former President Li Teng Hui, who transformed Taiwan into a democratic system.

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On Friday, 18 fighter jets of China simultaneously infiltrated the Taiwanese border. This Chinese intruder fleet consisted of 12 J-16 fighter jets, 2 J-10 fighter jets, 2 J-11 fighter jets, 2 H-6 nuclear bombers and one Y-8 anti-submarine aircraft. Warnings were issued as soon as the Taiwanese radar detected this intrusion of the Chinese airforce. Taiwanese Air Force fighters also began a mission to chase down Chinese ships. At the same time, anti-aircraft guns and missiles were also activated.

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