Taiwan will not take the initiative of a confrontation but will never back down in the face of threats, declares the Taiwanese Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Sunday, September 13, 2020 ((rezonodwes.com)) – “The government of Republic of China (Taiwan) strongly condemns the provocations by Chinese military planes that have occurred in recent days and urges the international community to face the threat from China in the region, ”the Foreign Ministry said on September 9. , in Taipei.
Chinese fighter jets made incursions into the southwestern part of the Taiwanese Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) on September 8 and 9, General Chang Che-ping said. , the Deputy Minister of Defense, at a press conference on September 10. The Air Force responded accordingly and will continue to monitor the region, he said.
What is more, he noted, these incursions to the southwest of the island of Taiwan have occurred near air lanes used by civilian airliners, endangering the safety of international flights.
“We call on the People's Liberation Army (PLA) to practice restraint and the People's Republic of China (PRC) to be a peacemaker and maintain regional stability, the vice defense minister said, calling on Beijing not to underestimate “our determination and our ability to protect our country.”  According to maps provided by the Ministry of Defense, Chinese military maneuvers in recent days have taken place in and over the waters southwest of Taiwan and just north of Tungsha Atoll in South China Sea, which is administered by Taiwan.
“The government Chinese are introducing a factor of extreme instability in the region. The international community should pay close attention to this growing aggressiveness, ”the Foreign Ministry said in a statement condemning“ Chinese government provocations and threats. ”
source: Taiwan News