The communist government of the People’s Republic of China insists that it has sovereignty over the Taiwan Strait, while the United States and the democratically elected government of Taiwan insist that these are legally international waters.

The US military command in the region said the flight of the US P-8A Poseidon reconnaissance aircraft was evidence of the US commitment to the cause of the “Free and Open Indo-Pacific”. yesterday 22 Chinese military aircraft penetrated the Taiwan Air Defense Identification Zone.

According to the Chinese military, the presence of US aircraft was aimed at disrupting the situation and threatening peace and stability in the region. The spokesman for the Eastern Operations Command of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, Colonel Shi Yi, said that China is firmly opposed to this, and its soldiers are on alert.

The authorities in Beijing recognize Taiwan as part of the territory of the People’s Republic of China and seek to control it, It does not rule out the possibility of an armed invasion. The United States, like most countries in the world, does not maintain formal diplomatic relations with Taiwan, but it opposes attempts to unilaterally change the status quo and is considered the island’s largest ally and arms supplier.

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