Tensions are increasing between China and Taiwan. “BBC” writes that the Taiwan Army has deployed land-based missile systems and that it has sent planes and ships to monitor the situation.
The announcement was also made by the Ministry of Defense in Taiwan.
The move comes after many Chinese ships and aircraft crossed the median line of the Taiwan Strait this morning.
Taiwan’s defense ministry reiterated its statement that it would increase its combat readiness, but it would not require war.
So speculation has increased that China may have launched missiles over Taiwan.
Beijing launched 11 ballistic missiles into the waters around Taiwan’s northeast and southwest coasts on Thursday as part of its largest-ever military drills in the region following Ms Pelosi’s visit to the island.
Ballistic missiles are fired at an extremely high altitude and then follow an inertial trajectory and gravity brings them to their target.
There is no official agreement on the height at which a territory’s airspace extends, suggestions range from about 30 km (19 miles) – the highest altitude at which aircraft fly – to 160 km (100 miles).
Chinese state media reported that some of the missiles had flown over Taiwan.
The Army’s Eastern Theater Command posted a television interview in which a professor at the National Defense University said it was the first time a missile had crossed Taiwan.
However, there has been no official statement on this so far from either the Chinese or Taiwanese governments.
Japan’s defense ministry initially speculated that four of the missiles flew over Taiwan.
Five of them also landed in Japan’s exclusive economic zone, its US embassy said.
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