7 August 2022: Near Pingtan Island, China

Close to a dozen Chinese and Taiwanese boats from each country’s navy were reportedly staying close to the median line of the Taiwan Strait near Pingtan Island amid heightened tensions between the two countries. The Chinese boats repeatedly “pressed” into the unofficial buffer, while Taiwan’s navy stayed close-by to monitor the movements, according to a source. The source, who is familiar with the security planning in the region, said the two were exercising restraint. Taipei’s military said 68 Chinese fighter jets and 13 warships crossed the median line that runs down the Taiwan Strait during August 5, 2022 military drills by Beijing’s forces.