The authorities of taiwan They denounced this Friday that a balloon whose origin remains unknown has entered the north of the island.
The Armed Forces announced that they followed the balloon until it left its space and added that, during its passage, did not pose any danger to transport in the areaas detailed in a statement released and collected by the official agency CNAs.
In any case, “as it could affect aviation safety, we have notified aviation control units to remind planes to be careful,” the letter added.
The first investigations suggest that it would be an object with meteorological purposes and have not explicitly targeted China.
This episode follows the denunciation of the self-governing island a week ago, after having found remains of what was believed to be another crashed Chinese weather instrument.
Last Friday, a device equipped with parts registered to a state-owned electronics company in the city of Taiyuan landed on Tungyin, one of Taiwan’s outlying islands.
Taiyuan Wireless Radio First Factory Ltd. is one of the companies that supply equipment to China Meteorological Agency Therefore, a company spokesman acknowledged having provided the electronic components found but denied having built the balloon.
This, then, would have been one of the many devices that the regime launches daily to monitor the weather and that usually fly at an average maximum altitude of 30,000 meters.
At this, the Ministry of Defence announced that would increase patrols at military installations and? would strike down any target that posed a “high level of threat” to its sovereignty -although so far he has not come across any-.
Likewise, on February 14, spokesmen for the ministry revealed that, in the past, they had already detected the presence of Chinese balloons on the island, although they did not provide details on the number or frequency of these.
“They come very frequently; the last one, just a few weeks ago,” a senior Taiwanese official simply added.
These actions are in line with the position adopted by Beijing in the last years of intensify military, diplomatic and economic pressure about the island, which he has vowed to conquer one day – even by force, if necessary – and which every time seems a more real threat.
For his part, USA stay alert after multiple of these objects will enter your airspace and, even, the first of them would actually turn out to be a spy apparatus of the Xi Jinping regime.
The balloon flew over areas of military assets for several days and, finally, was shot down on orders from the president Joe Biden on the coast of the state of Carolina, when it no longer represented any danger to the population of the area.
Since then, the intelligence services in Washington have denounced a surveillance program orchestrated by the Chinese Army and they have warned their peers of this type of maneuver.
(With information from Europa Press and AFP)
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