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Maps: Tracking Tensions Between China and Taiwan

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Aug. 7, 2022

Shows of force near Taiwan and Japanese islands

Over the past five days, China has been sending military aircraft and unmanned drones into areas close to Taiwan and Japan’s westernmost islands as part of its effort to intimidate Taiwan and the United States.

Taiwan’s military reported that Chinese military aircraft have entered what it calls its “Air Defense Identification Zone” or crossed the Taiwan Strait median line at least 131 times during this period.

Incursions of Chinese military aircraft

Reports of aircraft entering Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone or crossing the Taiwan Strait median line, Aug. 2-6.

Chinese military aircraft

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Air Defense Identification Zone

Taiwan Strait median line

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Chinese military exercise areas

Chinese military aircraft

Taiwan’s

Air Defense Identification Zone

Taiwan Strait median line

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Chinese military

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Source: Taiwan Ministry of National Defense By The New York Times

The aircraft have included at least 105 fighter jets and other types of warplanes. While Taiwan has reported similar incursions into this airspace since at least 2019, the number of sorties detected in recent days has been unprecedented.

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Rising number of incursions

Number of Chinese military aircraft entering Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone or crossing the Taiwan Strait median line, seven-day rolling average.

China announces military exercises.

China announces

military exercises.

Source: Taiwan Ministry of National Defense By The New York Times

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Japan’s defense ministry reported multiple flights of Chinese military drones near Miyakojima, one of Japan’s westernmost islands, on Aug. 4. This was just two days after Japan reported that at least five Chinese missiles had landed in its exclusive economic zone.

Chinese drones near Japanese islands on Aug. 4

Japanese exclusive economic zone

Chinese military exercise areas

Japanese exclusive economic zone

Chinese military exercise areas

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Japanese exclusive economic zone

Chinese military exercise areas

Source: Japanese Ministry of Defense By The New York Times

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The Chinese military said in a statement on Saturday that its military exercises in the sea and airspaces north, east and southwest of Taiwan were meant to test its capabilities for land and sea assaults. State media has indicated that the actions could mark a new pattern of more regular and more aggressive incursions.

Marco Hernandez

Aug. 4, 2022

Chinese missiles land near Taiwan and in Japan’s economic zone

At least 11 Chinese missiles fell into the sea to the north, south and east of Taiwan on Thursday. The People’s Liberation Army declared that its missiles “all precisely hit their targets,” even as Japan said that five had landed in its exclusive economic zone.

Japan’s Ministry of Defense described the paths of nine of the missiles, including the five that Japan said had landed in its exclusive economic zone — the first time any had landed in those waters.

Approximate missile paths

Japanese exclusive economic zone

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Five of the missiles fell into this area

Approximate

missile paths

Japanese exclusive economic zone

Five of the missiles fell into this area

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Source: Japanese Ministry of Defense By The New York Times

Marco Hernandez

Aug. 2, 2022

Where China is planning military drills

Shortly after Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s plane landed in Taiwan late Tuesday, China announced it would hold military drills in an area that appeared to infringe on Taiwan’s territorial waters, even closer to Taiwan than similar areas that were announced during the Taiwan Strait crisis in the mid-1990s.

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Taiwan territorial waters

Exercises will be held in areas less than 10 miles from the Taiwanese coast.

Taiwan territorial waters

Exercises will be held in areas less than 10 miles from the Taiwanese coast.

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Exercises will be held in areas less than 10 miles from the Taiwanese coast.

Sources: Xinhua; 1995-96 military exercise areas from Australian National University; Maritime boundaries showing Taiwan territorial claims from Flanders Marine Institute (2019). By The New York Times

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In a statement published by the state news agency, Xinhua, China warned ships and planes not to enter those areas for “security reasons.” One of the planned drill areas appeared to be less than 12 miles from Kaohsiung, a southern port city, according to a map released by Xinhua.

Marco Hernandez

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A journalist since 1994, he also founded DMGlobal Marketing & Public Relations. Glover has an extensive list of clients including corporations, non-profits, government agencies, politics, business owners, PR firms, and attorneys.

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Ten Pieces of Advice that Mr. Barack Obama Would Give to Teenage Black Males Regarding Future Careers

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(WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 6, 2022) – If Barack Obama could go back in time and talk to inner-city black males as teenagers, what would he say? That’s a question many people have been asking since his farewell address. In my opinion, Obama would share advice regarding young black men and their future careers. Here are 10 pieces of advice that Barack Obama would give to young black males:

1. Barack Obama would tell young black males that it’s never too early to start thinking about their careers. He would encourage them to start planning for their futures at a young age.

2. Barack Obama would tell young black males to find a qualified mentor who can help them navigate into those careers. He would advise them to seek out someone who has walked in their shoes and understands their challenges.

3. Barack Obama would tell young black males to wear clothes that make them feel confident and professional. He would remind them that they are representing their families and communities when they go out into the workforce.

4. Barack Obama would tell young black males to read books that will help them develop their careers. He would suggest biographies of successful people, self-help books, and books about business and entrepreneurship.

5. Barack Obama would tell young black males to be persistent and diligent in their career pursuits. He would remind them that success doesn’t come easy and that they need to work hard for what they want.

6. Barack Obama would tell young black males to stay focused on their goals and dreams. He would remind them that anything is possible if they put their minds to it.

7. Barack Obama would tell young black males to be confident in themselves and their abilities. He would encourage them to stand up for what they believe in, even when others try to bring them down.

8. Barack Obama would tell young black males to be grateful for the opportunities they have been afforded, no matter how small the opportunities may seem. He would advise them to use these opportunities as stepping stones towards bigger and better opportunities.

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9. Barack Obama would tell young black males that it’s ok to make mistakes along the way – everyone does! He would encourage them to learn from these mistakes and move on stronger than before.

10. Barack Obama would encourage these young black males to read his books, read his speeches and read about decisions that he made as President of the United States.

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BlackUSA.News’ 4 O’Clock News … Streaming LIVE from EMAGE Center, Monday 4 pm

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(NEW YORK – November 5, 2022) – Founded by BMORENews.com in the middle of the pandemic out of necessity, BlackUSA.News has evolved into a national brand. The news team will stream the 4 O’Clock News LIVE from the EMAGE Center for the first time on Monday at 4 pm.

BlackUSA.News hosts hail from New York, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Oakland. And, the network is always open to more hosts from more cities.

“We have been waiting for this opportunity for nearly two years,” said publisher Doni Glover. He added, “We are grateful for the opportunity provided by Mr. Aziz and the EMAGE Center. There isn’t a better place for both BMORENews and BlackUSA.News to call home. Further, we want the world to know about Mr. Aziz, his team, and the two great businesses they own and operate: Made In Bmore Clothing and Frozen Desert Sorbet!”

BlackUSA.News streams to FacebookLinkedInYouTube, and Twitter daily.

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Sixty Minutes in Black America with Michael Haynie: Doni Glover Interview, Oct. 30

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