Tensions in Asia: 66 Chinese aircraft and 14 warships discovered in the Taiwan Strait

66 Chinese aircraft and 14 warships were seen in and around the Taiwan Strait on Sunday as Beijing began military exercises of an unprecedented scale around the island on Thursday.

China ended its major military exercises around Taiwan on Sunday. In response to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Al Jazeera. The latter has infuriated the Chinese authorities, further damaging the already bleak relations between Beijing and Washington.

Taiwan’s Defense Ministry said it had spotted 66 Chinese Air Force planes as of Sunday, as well as 14 Chinese warships operating in and around the Taiwan Strait, which Beijing considers part of its territory.

Neither China nor Taiwan has confirmed, for the time being, that the Chinese military exercises have ended.

On Sunday, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that Taiwan is Chinese territory, not US territory, in a new dispute.

According to Wang Yi, the United States is using “fallacies” on Taiwan, and China’s actions are correct, proper and legal. It also aims to protect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country.

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