August 10, 2022


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Chinese missiles reportedly fell into Japan’s exclusive economic zone and flew over Taiwan

According to the Japanese Defense Ministry, of the five missiles that landed in Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), four flew over Taiwan.

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LJapan submitted a request to China through diplomatic channels. According to the Japanese Defense Ministry, it was the first time Chinese ballistic missiles had entered the Japanese EEZ, and on Thursday China began an unprecedented scale of military exercises around Taiwan. Nancy Pelosi.

“Five of the nine ballistic missiles launched by China are suspected to have landed in Japan’s EEZ,” Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi told reporters on Thursday. US House of Representatives.

“Japan has lodged a protest with China through diplomatic channels,” Kishi added, adding that the incident was “a serious issue affecting our national security and our citizens.”

Some of the islands in Japan’s extreme southern Okinawa department are a few tens of kilometers from Taiwan.

“Severe Impact on Peace”

In addition, Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi on Thursday called for an “immediate halt” to Chinese military maneuvers around Taiwan, which were launched in response to a visit to the island by US Representative Nancy Pelosi.

“China’s actions this time have serious implications for peace and stability in the region. I once again call for an immediate halt to these military maneuvers,” he told reporters in Phnom Penh, where he was attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Response to Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan

China’s unprecedented scale of military exercises around Taiwan on Thursday, despite firm warnings from Beijing that it considers Taiwan one of its provinces, was a response to Ms Pelosi’s visit to the island on Tuesday evening and Wednesday. .

Ms. Pelosi’s initiative is seen by China as a provocation, support for Taiwan independence supporters and a violation of the United States’ promise not to have official ties with the island. In response, the Chinese military has launched a series of military exercises in the six seas surrounding Taiwan, along busy trade routes and sometimes as far as 20 kilometers from Taiwan’s shores.

Chinese military spokesman Shi Yi said the maneuvers, which began at noon Thursday (4 hours GMT), included a “routine missile attack” in waters off Taiwan’s east coast.

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