China steps up demonstrations of force against the United States

To say that tensions between Beijing and Washington on the subject of the China Sea and Taiwan are growing would be a real understatement, as the two protagonists are stepping up the actions intended to show their respective intransigence, as well as their determination to go as far as possible. 'to armed conflict. And the visit of the US Secretary of Health, Alex Azar, to Taipei, strongly participated in increasing this dangerous spiral, provoking a very vehement reaction from Beijing.

Announced at the end of last week without official confirmation, the "surprise" visit of the American Secretary of Health, Alex Azar, to the island of Taiwan, is indeed a gesture of great symbolic significance, both for Washington, for the island independent since 1947, as for the Chinese authorities, which multiplied the demonstrations of force to try to get the United States to withdraw from what they consider as "an internal affair". Indeed, Beijing has always considered the island of Taiwan not as an independent state, but like a secessionist island, and has never hidden his ambition to bring it back into the national fold. But since President Xi Jinping came to power in 2012, the discourse hitherto based on a subtle mixture of international pressure and flexible demands has rapidly radicalized to give way to the threat of armed intervention to resume. by force, if necessary, the secessionist bastion.

J10 fighters accompanied by heavy J11 fighters forced Taiwan Air Defense to take off as the US Secretary of Health met the Taiwanese President in Taipei.

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