Wu told reporters, “The middle line has been a symbol of preventing military conflict and maintaining peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait for many years. The Chinese Foreign Ministry’s comment amounts to destroying the status quo.
“I call on the international community to condemn the CCP [Chinese Communist party] for his words and his dangerous and provocative acts threatening peace… China must back down, ”he added in a tweet.China sees Taiwan as part of its territory, to be absorbed by force on the mainland if necessary, even though it has been autonomous for more than seven decades.
Beijing has increased pressure on the Democratic Island since the election of President Tsai Ing-wen in 2016, who rejects his view that Taiwan is part of “one China.”
Taiwan last year accused China of violating a long-standing unspoken agreement after its fighter jets, for the first time in years, crossed the midline of the waters between the two sides.
Washington’s heightened awareness of Taiwan under Donald Trump has become another tipping point with Beijing, as the United States and China clash over a range of trade and security issues, as well as the coronavirus pandemic.
Chinese fighters and bombers twice crossed the Taiwan Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) last week as a high-ranking U.S. diplomat made a rare trip to Taiwan that angered Beijing .
Taipei’s Defense Ministry said it scrambled the fighters again on Tuesday after two Chinese Y-8 anti-submarine jets entered its southwest ADIZ, the fifth such incursion in six days .