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China's Incursion Against Taiwan Sees Tiny Nation Scrambling Fighter Jets

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There is no doubt whatsoever that China is a bully on the world’s stage, and their latest actions against the sovereign nation of Taiwan appears to have the government there spooked.

China has long suggested that Taiwan belongs to them, to put it bluntly, and Beijing has repeatedly warned the international community against rebuking this dastardly claim.  When word got out that American Marines were training the Taiwanese military, China even went so far as to lob threats in the general direction of the United States.

The Communist Regime, not to be deterred, has begun flying ever-bolder missions over Taiwanese airspace, this week prompting the local government to scramble fighter jets.

Taiwan’s air force scrambled again on Sunday to warn away 27 Chinese aircraft that entered its air defense zone, Taiwan’s Defense Ministry said, the latest increase in tensions across the Taiwan Strait as China’s President met his top generals.

Chinese-claimed Taiwan has complained for a year or more of repeated missions by China’s air force near the democratically governed island, often in the southwestern part of its air defense identification zone, or ADIZ, close to the Taiwan-controlled Pratas Islands.

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But the missions may have an ulterior motive.

Taiwan calls China’s repeated nearby military activities “gray zone” warfare, designed to both wear out Taiwan’s forces by making them repeatedly scramble, and also to test Taiwan’s responses.

This uptick in aggression surrounding Taiwan and China has the international community spooked, particularly after the US has made it very clear that there will be no incursion against Taiwan on their watch.

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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.