For months, China has been flying fighter jets near the island almost daily. Since 1 October 2021, China has embarked upon a massive ramping up of its missions, with almost 150 aircraft flying into Taiwan’s air defence zone over the space of four days.
Xi Jinping is determined to ‘unify’ Taiwan with the mainland, under what it calls the ‘one China principle’. Increase in Chinese military activity in Taiwan over the last few months has also become a flashpoint between the US and Beijing.
Is Taiwan a part of china or not? Why does Beijing want to invade Taiwan? Is China’s military aggression a precursor to Taiwan’s annexation? Watch the video to understand the whole conflict.