5 Oct 2021

Taiwan warns of ‘catastrophic consequences’ if China tries to take island

International Editor

Taiwan’s president has warned of “catastrophic consequences” if China tries to take over the island, as Beijing ramps up its military harassment towards the territory.

Over the last few days, China has flown more than 150 fighter jets and bombers close to Taiwanese air space, sparking worldwide condemnation.

Beijing claims that Taiwan, which lies 110 miles east across the Taiwan Strait, is a province of China, and views its government as “separatists”.

So where could this all lead?