Taiwan mobilizes its maritime, air and land forces ahead of China’s exercises

Taipei (Taiwan), May 23 (EFE).- Taiwan deployed its maritime, air and land forces this Thursday to respond to the military exercises announced by China this morning, official sources reported. “The military exercise on this occasion not only does not help peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait, but also highlights the militaristic mentality of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), which is the essence of military expansionism and hegemony,” Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MDN) said in a statement. INCLUDES IMAGES OF THE DEPLOYMENT OF SEA, AIR AND LAND FORCES PROVIDED BY THE TAIWAN MILITARY NEWS AGENCY AND STATEMENTS BY THE SPOKESMAN OF THE TAIWAN MINISTRY OF DEFENSE, MAJOR GENERAL SUN LI-FANG, PROVIDED BY THE MINISTRY OF DEFENSE. Translation of the statements: “The Ministry of National Defense regrets the announcement by the Eastern Theater of Operations Command of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to carry out joint maneuvers today in the waters and airspace around Taiwan. The slightest irrational provocation has put regional peace and stability are in danger. In response, our Armed Forces have dispatched our air, naval and land assets in accordance with our contingency response protocols. We will defend freedom and democracy with action and defend the sovereignty of the region. Republic of China. The sending of aircraft and ships by the People’s Republic of China to harass its neighbors in recent years has threatened global peace and stability. Its military maneuvers do not help resolve the situation around Taiwan and put. manifesting its hegemonic mentality. The Ministry of National Defense emphasizes that the members of the light service of the RC Armed Forces remain vigilant in the face of pressure from their peers. The armed forces are prepared. We do not seek conflict, but we will not shine away from 1. We have the capacity, determination and confidence to safeguard our national security. We will also urge our citizens to remain united and be our backbone in this serious situation. Today we will protect our beautiful homeland.”

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