China says US maritime plane in Taiwan Strait “endangers peace”

China has said it will “fight to the end” to prevent Taiwan from declaring independence.

Shanghai:

The Chinese military said on Saturday that the recent overflight of a US maritime plane through the Taiwan Strait has deliberately disrupted the regional situation, endangering peace and stability.

Colonel Shi Yi, spokesman for the People’s Liberation Army’s Eastern Theater Command, said in a statement that the military had organized air and ground troops to monitor the US plane’s operation that took place on Friday.

He added that they vehemently opposed the actions of the United States and that their troops remained vigilant.

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