The United States warned Beijing against the use of “force or coercion” on Taiwan after the self-ruling island told that Chinese fighter jets crossed the two-sided divided conventionally respected maritime.
State Department representative, Robert Palladino told media, “ The United States opposes unilateral actions by any party that is aimed at altering the status quo, including anything related to force or coercion”.
He said in Taipei, “ Beijing should stop its coercive efforts and resume dialogue with the democratically elected administration”.
Beijing which ponders Taiwan part of its region awaiting restoration – has stepped up its jet and warship crossings near the island since the 2016 polling of Beijing-skeptic President Tsai Ing-wen.
But taking a move further, the defense ministry of Taiwan told that two Chinese J-11 fighter jets took the extremely unusual move of crossing the median line on Sunday in the Taiwan Strait which divides the mainland from the island.
Taiwan muddled its own aircraft and revolted the “ intentional, reckless and provocative action”. Like the huge majority of countries, the United countries acknowledges only Beijing, but it prolongs a close relationship with Taiwan.
Under the Taiwan Relations Act passed by the US Congress in 1979, Washington is significantly resisted to provide the island with the means to defend itself.
National security advisor John Bolton emphasized the US commitment for the Taiwan Relations Act in a tweet amid events to remark the 40th anniversary of the law.
He wrote, “Chinese military provocations won’t win any hearts or minds in Taiwan, but they will strengthen the resolve of people everywhere who value democracy. The Taiwan Relations Act and our commitment are clear ”.