China has sent in a record number of fighter jets into Taiwan’s airspace and they have threatened that World War Three could be triggered “at any time,” an article said in the state-backed newspaper, Global Times.
China flew war planes into Taiwan’s airspace 149 times in a four day period from last Friday until Monday.
Taiwan’s Defence Minister, Chiu Kuo-cheng said the tensions from China are “the most severe in the 40-years since I’ve enlisted.”
The Global Times article warned that situation “had almost lost any room for manoeuvre” as relations with the West are “teetering on the edge of a face off.”
In March Boris Johnson warned China that the “UK’s nuclear arsenal is on standby over any land grab” and said, changes to the British Army nuclear weapons will be all “the more useful, all the more, I’m afraid, lethal and effective around the world.”
China has claimed that their people are ready to back an all out war with the U and said that Taiwan are “playing with fire,” whilst the White House said the Chinese flights are risky and China accused Taiwan and the US of an “audacious collision.”
On Wednesday morning a group of French senator arrived in Taiwan for a five day visit of talks.
Their embassy in France said, “It will not only damage China’s core interests and undermine China-French relations, but will also damage France’s own reputation and interests.”
Taiwan split from China in 1949 during the Chinese civil war, but Beijing claims the country is their territory and strongly oppose any international engagement from any foreign government.
Tokyo said at the time, days before the Olympic games started that they will defend Taiwan and warned China over any land grab.
A Chinese PLA military spokesperson said in July, “When we liberate Taiwan, if Japan dares to intervene by force, even if it only deploys one soldier, one plane and one ship, we will not only return reciprocal fire but also start a full-scale war against Japan.
“We will use nuclear bombs first.
“We will use nuclear bombs continuously until Japan declares unconditional surrender for the second time.
“What we want to target is Japan’s ability to endure a war.
“As long as Japan realizes that it cannot afford to pay the price of war it will not dare to rashly send troops to the Taiwan strait.”
Britain’s Defence Secretary Ben Wallace warned that the West must do everything it can to avoid a Cold War in Asia.
Wallace said that the UK are not scared of China, he said, “It’s no secret that China shadows and challenges ships transiting international waters on very legitimate routes.
“We will respect China and we hope that China respects us . . . we will sail where international law allows.”