Military activity comes after the Taiwanese president meets Kevin McCarthy, speaker of the US House of Representatives
China’s military simulated precision strikes against Taiwan this Sunday (April 9, 2023). It’s the 2nd day of exercises around the island.
The Taiwanese Ministry of Defense registered the presence of 71 aircraft and 9 Chinese vessels around the island. According to Taiwan, 45 aircraft crossed the center line of the Strait of the self-governing island.
The start of Chinese military exercises around Taiwan came a day after Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen returned from a visit to the United States where she met Kevin McCarthy, Speaker of the US House of Representatives.
“Under the unified command of the theater’s joint operations command center, various types of units have carried out simulated joint precision strikes on key targets on the island of Taiwan and the surrounding sea areas, and continue to maintain an offensive posture around the island.”, said Chinese state television CCTV.
On Saturday (April 8), Chinese spokesman Shi Yi stated that the military exercises around the island are aimed at “warn against collusion and provocation by Taiwanese independence separatist forces“.