Belize to host U-21 Women’s Central American Volleyball Championship from July 12-16
July 9, 2022
Funeral of San Ignacio/Santa Elena Town Council employee Herman ‘Kaibil’ Valdez is Saturday afternoon
July 9, 2022

Taiwan accuses China of provocation after Chinese fighter jets cross Taiwan Strait

taiwan flag

Posted: Saturday, July 9, 2022. 11:24 am CST.

By Zoila Palma Gonzalez: On Friday, Chinese fighter jets reportedly crossed the median line of the Taiwan Strait, Reuters report.

The Taiwanese government has called it an act of “provocation” by China as a senior U.S. Senator is visiting for a meeting with President Tsai Ing-Wen.

China claims Taiwan as its own territory and has boosted military and political pressure.

Taiwan’s Defence Ministry said the Chinese aircraft “intentionally crossed the median line of the strait in a provocative move, which has seriously damaged regional peace and stability”.

Taiwan’s authorities had to “forcefully expel” the Chinese aircraft, officials say.

The median line is an unofficial buffer between China and Taiwan and normally military aircraft stick to their respective sides.

Officials say that this has occurred before in 2020 when U.S. officials were visiting Taiwan.

Meanwhile, tensions between the U.S. and China also remain high over many issues including Taiwan, the South China Sea, trade tariffs, and Beijing’s refusal to openly criticize Russian President Vladimir Putin over the war in Ukraine.


Advertise with the mоѕt vіѕіtеd nеwѕ ѕіtе іn Belize ~ We offer fully customizable and flexible digital marketing packages. Your content is delivered instantly to thousands of users in Belize and abroad! Contact us at mаrkеtіng@brеаkіngbеlіzеnеwѕ.соm or call us at 501-601-0315.


© 2022, BreakingBelizeNews.com. Content is copyrighted and requires written permission for reprinting in online or print media. Theft of content without permission/payment is punishable by law.


  • Galen University
  • Belmopan Aggregates
  • Belmopan Aggregates
  • larry waight
  • Belmopan Aggregates
  • cahal pech village resort
  • Galen University
  • Shindaiwa
  • Belmopan Aggregates