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China upset with US-Taiwan friendship, sent 19 fighter aircraft for the second consecutive day

China has once again sent its fighter aircraft to Taiwan. China objected to US official’s presence in Taiwan.

China has once again sent its fighter aircraft to Taiwan. China objected to US official’s presence in Taiwan.

  • News18
  • Last Updated:September 19, 2020, 8:38 PM IST

Taipei. On Saturday, China sent more fighter aircraft to Taiwan for the second consecutive day. China has taken this step at a time when Taiwan’s senior leaders, senior government officials and a high-level American envoy are paying tribute to former President Li Teng Hui, who transformed Taiwan into a democratic system. US Deputy Secretary of State Keith Krach was present at the event, but China objected strongly to his presence at the event and on Friday sent 18 fighter jets over the Taiwan Strait, unequivocally demonstrating such massive power.

On Saturday, China sent 19 fighter jets, including two bomber aircraft, according to Taiwan’s Ministry of Defense. The ministry said that the Taiwan Air Force has countered this and an air defense missile system has been deployed to monitor China’s movements. It is noteworthy that to pay tribute to Lee, the program was held on Saturday at the Elethea University in Taipei and also attended by President Tsai Ing Wen. Significantly, Li ensured a peaceful and democratic transition of power in Taiwan and established Taiwan’s political identity separate from the Chinese mainland. China considers Taiwan a segregated province and talks about achieving it on the strength of strength if needed.

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What did the Global Times sayLee died at the age of 97 on 30 July. The Communist Party of China mouthpiece Global Times wrote in an editorial on Friday, “The more highly-ranked American officers go to Taiwan, the more the fighter planes of the People’s Liberation Army will move closer to the island.”

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