Taiwan Shoots Down Drone

Taiwan Shoots Down Drone

Shots FIRED – Taiwan Takes Down CCP Target!

(RightWing.org) – Taiwan’s defense forces say they shot down a Chinese-owned drone on Thursday, September 1, after the machine hovered over a military post. The incident follows months of Chinese provocations against the island democracy. Now, it looks like Taiwan is pushing back.

Around midday on September 1, a drone approached Shiyu Islet, which is owned by Taiwan but located just 2.5 miles off the Chinese coast, and hovered near the island’s small military post. The drone was a civilian model, and so far hasn’t been identified, but it could only have come from Chinese territory — and, following hundreds of violations of Taiwan’s airspace by Chinese warplanes this year, it seems the Taiwanese military has had enough of airborne intruders. The garrison fired a warning shot, and when the drone didn’t take the hint, they shot it down.

Chinese drones regularly intrude over Taiwan’s offshore islands. On August 31, one was chased away from another island near Shiyu by Taiwanese troops firing live ammunition. After that incident, President Tsai Ing-wen ordered the defense ministry to take “strong countermeasures” against China’s flying irritants, and when the opportunity came the next day, they took it.

Tensions around Taiwan are high right now. China is throwing one of its regular tantrums after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) visited Taiwan in August, and is refusing to hold talks with the US until Pelosi dispels the “negative influence” Beijing claims she left on the island. As usual, China will seize any excuse to bully its democratic neighbor — but Taiwan doesn’t appear to be intimidated and there’s no evidence that it plans to back down.

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