Taipei: Taiwan Defence Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng said the military tensions with China are “the most serious” in over 40 years. Chiu added that China already has the ability to invade Taiwan and it will be capable of mounting a “full scale” invasion by 2025.
Earlier, Taiwan reported that 150 Chinese air force aircraft entered its air defence zone in four days.
The air space of Taiwan has been violated multiple times in the past few months by Chinese aircraft.
US President Joe Biden said that he has spoken to his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping about Taiwan and they have agreed to “abide by the Taiwan agreement”.
Biden appeared to be referring to the US’ policy under which it recognises China rather than Taiwan. However, the agreement allows the US to maintain a “robust unofficial” relationship with Taiwan.