China To Place No Fly Zone Near Taiwan
Beijing explained that the restrictions are related to a falling object from a launch vehicle set to land North of Taiwan.
China is preparing to impose a no-fly zone just North of Taiwan after several days of military drills around the island nation.
Taiwan’s transport ministry said that China has set up the zone on the convergence areas of many international routes to restrict flights on the grounds of ‘space activities’.
Beijing explained that the restrictions are related to a falling object from a launch vehicle set to land North of Taiwan. The country has not yet explained how it plans to enforce the flight ban.
The no-fly zone is expected to go into effect on Sunday and last until Tuesday.
International flights in Asia and to North America could be affected, as well as domestic flights from the main island of Taiwan.
The restrictions come during a period of retaliatory measures from China after the Taiwanese president visited the U.S. which China views as a direct challenge.