“Since the rotation of political parties in Taiwan’s central election in 2016, the pro-Western DPP has been in full power. Meanwhile, Beijing is increasingly tightening its policy towards Taipei. By the end of 2020, Chinese People’s Liberation Army aircraft flew over 380 sorties around Taiwan. Meanwhile, violations of the Air Defense Identification Zone in the southwest airspace of Taiwan are on the rise. At the same time, The air force’s activities reaching the peak since the missile crisis in the Taiwan Strait in 1996.”
Ahmet Faruk Işik (T.wai & Shanghai International Studies University) is author of the article “Taiwan Focuses on Turkish Drones” for the Topchubashov Center.