(WatchDogReport.org) – Former President Donald Trump was incredibly popular in Taiwan because he continued to support the island despite China’s anger over the decision. He had to place the Navy in the South China Sea multiple times throughout his presidency because of the Communist government’s aggressive behavior toward Taiwan. Now, just days after Joe Biden has taken over as commander-in-chief, the US military is back in the region.
On Saturday, January 23, the US State Department said it’s worried about China’s “attempts to intimidate its neighbors.” The statement came after the Chinese military sent four fighter jets and eight nuclear-capable bombers into Taiwan’s air defense zone. The Taiwanese Defense Ministry said 16 additional military planes invaded the airspace again on Sunday.
Fifteen PLA aircraft (Y-8 ASW*2、SU-30*2、J-16*4、J-10*6、Y-8 RECCE*1) entered #Taiwan’s southwest ADIZ on Jan. 24, 2021. Please check our official website for more information: https://t.co/lJ8ddkMvl5 pic.twitter.com/tQV0SoPuWR
— 國防部 Ministry of National Defense, R.O.C. 🇹🇼 (@MoNDefense) January 24, 2021
In response to the aggression, the US sent the USS Theodore Roosevelt and three warships to the South China Sea to promote “freedom of the seas” on Saturday. Zhao Lijian, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman, angrily responded that it’s “not conducive to peace” to have the US military in the body of water. The US military, however, doesn’t plan to back down, and is continuing Trump’s policy of supporting Taiwan from Chinese aggression.
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