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Escalating Tensions: Taiwan Detects 41 Chinese Military Aircraft Amidst Heightened Beijing Pressure

Taiwan’s Defence Ministry reported a significant presence of 41 Chinese military aircraft and seven naval vessels around the island over a 24-hour period, with 32 aircraft crossing the Taiwan Strait’s median line. This development underscores Beijing’s persistent pressure on Taipei, fueled by China’s territorial claim over Taiwan and its stance on reunification using force if necessary.

Taiwan has consistently monitored and responded to such provocations, highlighting ongoing tensions exacerbated by recent Chinese military exercises near Taiwan. The escalation follows China’s recent judicial guidelines threatening the death penalty for proponents of Taiwanese independence, signaling a heightened aggressive stance against perceived separatist movements. These developments mark a continued challenge to stability in the region amid strained cross-strait relations.