Twenty-seven Chinese military aircraft enter Taiwan air defense zone

Twenty-seven Chinese military planes entered the Taiwanese air defense zone on Wednesday, authorities said in Taiwan, where US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi paid a visit.

27 aircraft of the Chinese army “entered the surrounding area (Air Defense Identification Zone, wider than airspace) on August 3, 2022”the Taiwanese Ministry of Defense said on Twitter.

China’s Commerce Ministry also announced economic sanctions, including a suspension of exports to Taiwan of natural sand – a key component in the manufacture of semiconductors, one of the island’s top exports.

Chinese customs have suspended the import of citrus fruits and certain fish from Taiwan.

The Taiwanese Ministry of Defense assured that the army would “protect national security”.

For their part, the heads of diplomacy of the G7 estimated on Wednesday that there was no “no rationale” for China to use US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan as a ” an excuse “ in military maneuvers “aggressive”.

“It is normal for MPs from our countries to travel internationally. China’s escalating response risks increasing tensions and destabilizing the region“, judge the seven richest countries (United States, Japan, France, Germany, Italy, Canada, United Kingdom) in a press release.

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