China on Thursday tightened its language for Taiwan. Recently on the Taiwan border, China carried out military activities and warned that 'freedom means war'. China said its fighter aircraft were responding to provocation and foreign interference. China exerts its territorial claim on Taiwan.
Last week, China's fighter jets and bombers reported entering Taiwan's Southwest Air Defense Zone, after which Washington's concern was raised. China believes that Taiwan's democratically elected government is pushing Taiwan toward a declaration of formal independence.
Taiwan and China claims
However, Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen repeatedly claims that Taiwan is already an independent country and 'Republic of China' is its formal name. When asked about the recent activities of the Air Force, Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman Wu Qian said that Taiwan is an integral part of China.
America enters South China Sea
He said that the military activities carried out by the Chinese People's Liberation Army in the Taiwan Strait are necessary actions to address the security situation in Taiwan and to protect security. Earlier, the US carrier war group entered the disputed South China Sea to promote 'freedom of the sea'. Wu said that 'a handful of people' in Taiwan are demanding independence. He said that we want to warn those 'Taiwan independence elements' that those who play with fire themselves get burnt. 'Taiwan independence means war'.
China is also in dispute with its neighboring countries like Taiwan. Earlier on Sunday, 15 Chinese fighters infiltrated the Taiwanese air force for the second consecutive day. Taiwan responded to this action by China and turned its missiles towards China. Taiwanese fighter jets took off and warned China, after which Chinese planes had to return in reverse.
Sea dispute between US and China
On Monday, China complained that the US often ships its aircraft and ships in the South China Sea. China said that such actions are not good for peace and stability in the region. In South China Sea, the armies of both countries are constantly showing eyes to each other.