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[ Taiwan tensions raise fears of US-China conflict in Asia ]

In this photo released by the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, the United Kingdom’s carrier strike group led by HMS Queen Elizabeth (R 08), and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Forces led by (JMSDF) Hyuga-class helicopter destroyer JS Ise (DDH 182) joined with U.S. Navy carrier strike groups led by flagships USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) sails to conduct multiple carrier strike group operations in the Philippine Sea, on Oct. 3, 2021. After sending a record number of military aircraft to harass Taiwan over China’s National Day holiday weekend, Beijing has toned down the sabre rattling but tensions remain high, with the rhetoric and reasoning behind the exercises unchanged.

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Author: DAVID RISING Associated Press
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Mounting tensions between U.S., China raise new fears of threat to Taiwan

Chinese military flights near Taiwan are nothing new, yet the size and frequency of the sorties have grown.

An F/A-18E Super Hornet lands on the flight deck of the USS Ronald Reagan in the South China Sea. | Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Samantha Jetzer/U.S. Navy via AP

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Tensions are mounting once more between Beijing and Washington, as China pushes a record-breaking number of warplanes into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone.

The friction has raised renewed fears of the Chinese threat to Taiwan and its potential to draw in the West, particularly at a time when the United States and the United Kingdom are operating three aircraft carriers along with their destroyer escorts nearby in the Philippine Sea.

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US-China tensions flare over Taiwan as some fear cold war ‘ or worse

WASHINGTON’ Tensions between the U.S. and China have flared in recent days’as’the Biden administration rebuked Beijing for its military aggression against Taiwan, prompting a fierce backlash from’Chinese officials.’

The verbal sparring serves as a stark illustration of China’s mounting aggression against its neighbors and highlights President Joe Biden’s’quandary as he tries to counter China’s military expansion.

Some experts fear that if the brewing “cold war” between Washington and Beijing turns hot, Taiwan will be the spark.’China views Taiwan as part of its territory; Taiwan sees itself as an independent, sovereign nation. The U.S. has long tried to navigate a fraught middle ground that aims to support’Taiwan without infuriating China. That balancing act is now being stress tested.’

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Tensions flare as Chinese flights near Taiwan intensify

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) ‘ With record numbers of military flights near Taiwan over the last week, China has been showing a new intensity and military sophistication as it steps up its harassment of the island it claims as its own and asserts its territorial ambitions in the region.

China’s People’s Liberation Army flew 56 planes off the southwest coast of Taiwan on Monday, setting a new record and capping four days of sustained pressure involving 149 flights. All were in international airspace, but prompted Taiwanese defense forces to scramble in response and raised fears that any misstep could provoke an unintended escalation.

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Saber-rattling around Taiwan ratchets up tensions to new heights

Chinese warplanes ‘ including advanced fighters and nuclear-capable bombers ‘ have conducted more than 150 sorties into airspace near Taiwan in the first five days of October, setting single-day records on three of those and raising the specter of military miscalculation.

The incursions into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) ‘ which differs from sovereign airspace ‘ and the confusion over the moves’ intended signals have unleashed a flood of concern in both Washington and Tokyo. The two capitals both view Taipei as a crucial, albeit informal, partner in combating Beijing’s attempts to change the status quo in the region via coercion.

Publisher: The Japan Times
Date: 2021-10-06T18:26:18+09:00
Author: Jesse Johnson
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