Updated January 25, 2021, 12:07 p.m.
- An American aircraft carrier enters the South China Sea.
- Beijing urges the new US administration not to start a dispute.
- Meanwhile, China’s military planes are testing Taiwan’s air defenses.
Already in the first days of the new US President Joe Biden’s term of office, the numbers are growing Tensions between China and the USA about Taiwan and the South China Sea.
The Chinese Foreign Office spokesman Zhao Lijian criticized in front of the press on Monday Peking the dispatch of the US aircraft carrier “USS The odore Roosevelt” in the South China Sea as a “show of strength” threatening peace and stability in the region.
The spokesman also instructed the American request Peking back to its military, economic and diplomatic pressures Taiwan adjust. Zhao Lijian underlined the Chinese position that the island was an inseparable part of the People’s Republic.
Peking be decided against aspirations for independence or the interference of external forces. Peking be quite ready for dialogue – but only on the basis of his one-China doctrine.
US calls for an end to “intimidation” in Taiwan
The US demand that “Intimidation” of Taiwan to discontinue following Beijing’s military muscle games. Eight Chinese bombers and four fighter jets had previously entered Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) and had the Air defense tested how Taiwan’s armed forces communicated on Saturday. It was the largest military action of its kind to date, and it had grown steadily over the past year.
Beijing is upset that the Representative of Taiwan in Washington for the first time officially for the inauguration a President had been invited. The previous US administration of Donald Trump had already upgraded its relations with Taiwan and allowed official contacts for the first time, which Beijing resolutely rejects because it does not recognize the democratically elected government in Taipei.
The Foreign Office spokesman urged the US not to “the wrong signals” to Taiwan Independence forces sent so as not to harm China-US relations. Notwithstanding the threats from Beijing, the liberal Taiwan sees itself as an independent state and seeks diplomatic recognition in the world while it is from the more powerful But China is isolated becomes.
The US Navy justified the use of the “USS The odore Roosevelt” in the South China Sea with the fact that the aircraft carrier group for the “Freedom of Navigation” wants to enter the sea area through which two thirds of world trade are transported.
China claims a large part of the marine area between China, Vietnam, Malaysia and the Philippines. The International Court of Arbitration in The Hague rejected China’s claims in 2016, which Beijing ignores.
Foreign Office spokesman Zhao Lijian urged the new US administration of US President Biden not to start a dispute. Beijing hopes that both sides can cooperate and deal with their differences – “in a spirit of non-confrontation”. (dpa / sap)
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