Date: August 11, 2020
By: John Owen Nwachukwu
China on Tuesday sent fighter jets across the midline of the Taiwan Strait at the very time the United States of America’s health chief, Alex Azar, visited Taiwan to offer President Donald Trump’s support.
China had earlier condemned Azar’s visit to Taiwan after a period of deteriorating relations between it and the US.
The Asian giants threatened unspecified retaliation if the US health chief make to the trip.
And the country flew J-11 and J-10 fighter aircraft briefly onto Taiwan’s side of the sensitive and narrow strait at around 1am GMT, shortly before Azar met Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, UK Express reports. [FULL STORY]