China faked attacks on taiwan on the second day of the military maneuvers he is carrying out around the island.
The Chinese military “carried out simulated attacks on key targets on the island and in the surrounding waters” and “continued its pressure” around the neighboring country, reports the agency EFE which quotes the Chinese state chain CCTV.
According to the outlet, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) carried out “dozens” of raids by “early warning, reconnaissance, attack, bombing and jamming aircraft,” while patrol vessels “occupied attack positions” by ” high speed manoeuvres.
Likewise, the Xuzhou frigate “carried out tactical operations” in waters east of Taiwan, according to the chain, which showed images of Chinese maritime and air forces in action.
Journalist Hu Xijin explained in the daily Global Times that the maneuvers are “an explosion in the hearts and bowels of Taiwan separatists”, while accusing the United States of “increasing sales of arms and military aid” to the island, which China considers part of its territory.
🇨🇳🇹🇼 | Chinese state television CCTV publishes an animated video of what “precision strikes against key targets in Taiwan and its surrounding waters” would look like. pic.twitter.com/pvcMIU6Zsj
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Beijing announced the military exercises this Saturday in response to the meeting this Wednesday in California between the Taiwanese president, Tsai Ing-wen, and the speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, review EFE.
A spokesman for the Chinese army defined the maneuvers as “a serious warning” against “provocation by separatist forces” and a “necessary action to protect the national sovereignty and territorial integrity” of China.
For its part, Taiwan described the maneuvers as “an irrational act that endangers regional security and stability” and the United States called on China for “restraint” over the military exercises and warned it that it has the necessary “capabilities” to ensure the safety of the island.
The situation is reminiscent of the one experienced last August, when the then Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, visited Taiwan. In response, Beijing carried out military maneuvers around the island and described Pelosi’s trip as a “farce”, recalls the Spanish agency.