Chinese stocks in the South China Sea have increased tensions
Taipei [Taiwan], April 27 (ANI): China’s actions in the South China Sea have caused problems in the region, Taiwan said as Beijing unveiled three new navy warships.
Chinese President Xi Jinping ordered three main warships in the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) navy on Friday, the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the service, according to Chinese state media.
According to the images in the report, the three warships are likely a Type 09IV nuclear-powered strategic ballistic missile submarine, a Type 055 large destroyer and the country’s first Type 075 amphibious assault ship, said. observers, noting that the displacement of the three ships combined is greater than the total displacement of the entire navy of many countries, the Global Times reported.
Taiwan National Security Bureau (NSB) director general Chen Ming-tung said on Monday that he was aware of the latest Chinese warships in Hainan, Taiwan News reported.
He noted that it is clear that Beijing’s actions in the South China Sea have increased tensions with neighboring countries, and the NSB is paying attention to all aspects of these developments.
China claims sovereignty over almost the entire South China Sea and has overlapping territorial claims with Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Taiwan.
China has stepped up its maritime activities in both the South China Sea and the East China Sea in recent months, in part in response to Beijing’s concerns about the increased US military presence in the region due to the escalation of Sino-American tensions.
Chen pointed out that it is evident that China has stepped up its military build-up in recent years.
Tensions between China and Taiwan have intensified in recent times.
Beijing claims full sovereignty over Taiwan, a democracy of nearly 24 million people located off the southeast coast of mainland China, despite the fact that the two sides have been governed separately for more than seven decades.
Since mid-September last year, Beijing has stepped up its gray area tactics by regularly sending planes into Taiwan’s ADIZ, with most cases occurring in the southwest corner of the area and usually consisting of one to three slow-flying turboprop airplanes.
In recent months, Taiwan has reported the incursion of Chinese warplanes into ADIZ almost daily.
Taiwanese Premier Su Tseng-chang last month called the incursion of Chinese fighter jets into Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone (ADZ) as “unnecessary” and “reckless.” (ANI)