Taiwan claimed its claim by China, condemning the Asian giants, claiming that Chinese forces conducted a massive air and naval exercise for two days in Taiwan’s southwest and its air defense detection area.
China has intensified its military activity around Taiwan this year, raising fears of all war on the South China Sea.
Promising to stand in China, President Tsai, who was re-elected from the landslide in January, said: “At this time Taiwan and Chinese communist aircraft troubled by military exercises are constantly arriving.
“I believe that everyone is clear about this situation in accomplishing their mission, and knows that they have a huge responsibility.
“I want to encourage everyone by saying ‘don’t give even an inch of the sovereignty of the nation, and keep a fast for democracy and freedom'”.
“It is our conviction and resolve to protect our home and protect our country. Please all of them, take it to heart. ”
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It urged military practice near the island to rein in its armed forces, what Taipei saw as fear of being forced to accept Chinese rule.
Yoh Kuo-hui of the Operations and Planning Department of Taiwan’s Ministry of Defense said at a hastily held news conference that China’s intentions could not be anticipated.
He said: “We should make full preparations for preparing for war.”
The ministry said the exercise took place in Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone, between mainland Taiwan and the Taiwan-controlled Pratas Islands.
Taiwan says that China sent advanced Su-30 and J-10 fighters to participate.
Taiwan’s Deputy Defense Minister Chang Che-ping said the exercises threatened regional stability and international aviation was under threat.
He said: “We say once again, don’t underestimate the military’s determination to protect its home. We are confident and capable of protecting the country,” Chang said.
Taiwan’s foreign ministry said the government had shared “information related to China’s threat to major Allied nations”, a possible reference for the US, the island’s major arms supplier and most importantly international support.
China’s Ministry of Defense did not respond to a request for comment. Taiwan is testing live-fire weapons from its southeast and east coast this week.