Assessment: Beijing appears to believe now is the time to test America’s resolve in support of the island nation as it boasts of its military might.
China flew an unprecedented 52 warplanes into Taiwanese airspace on Monday, Taiwan’s Ministry of Defense reported, marking a troubling escalation as Beijing boasts of sending record numbers of attack aircraft at a time of heightened tensions.
“Then the sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, so that the way of the kings from the east might be prepared” Rev. 16:12
China’s English language Global Times, considered a mouthpiece of the Chinese Communist Party, confirmed the deployment and that the Chinese military set new records for the scale of the aerial provocations on both Friday and Saturday over the Taiwan Straits. It said the deployments helped mark the country’s National Day on Oct. 1, the annual celebration of the party’s founding, but indicated they are also in response to a U.S.-led armada of allied ships that sailed through the contested Philippine Sea late last week.
The deployments come at a time of rising tensions in the region, with growing Western concern that Beijing believes now may be the time to attempt to annex the island nation – and increased brazenness from China. Read more @ US News and World Report HERE