China considers Taiwan, which has had an independent government since 1949, a breakaway province, something that is expressed regularly. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Jie declared just a month ago that “Taiwan has never been a country and never will be.” Beijing He never ruled out that he was willing to implement reunification, albeit by force, and this was not helped by the fact that Lai Ching-te, the Democratic Progressive Party, won the elections at the beginning of the year. So far, China has not attacked In reality state, but tension is still in the air.
Taiwan's Defense Ministry said the balloons spotted on Saturday were flying at an altitude between 12,000 feet (3,658 meters) and 35,000 feet (10,668 metres). According to the ministry, six balloons flew over the island of Taiwan.
On Saturday, the ministry spotted six Chinese military aircraft and four Chinese naval ships near the island.
Chinese fighter planes fly into Taiwan's air defense zone almost daily, which usually triggers a response from Taiwan's air force.
Military analysts say the balloon launches are part of a tactic aimed at harassing Taiwan, in addition to China sending warplanes and warships to the area surrounding the island.