On November 1, 2023, Taiwan reported that China had increased its military presence near the island, sending 43 aircraft and seven ships. This action is seen as a strategy of continued coercion and intimidation by China which is intensifying its military presence near its coasts.
China intensifies its military pressure on Taiwan.
On November 1, 2023, Taiwan reported that China had increased its military presence near the island by sending 43 aircraft and seven warships. This action is seen as a continuation of China’s strategy of coercion and intimidation. Taiwan’s defense ministry said the reported military activity took place over a 24-hour period ending at 6 a.m. Wednesday, with 37 Chinese planes crossing the median line of the Taiwan Strait, the line that China no longer recognizes.