The radio correspondence was recorded on Tuesday as four Chinese warplanes entered Taiwan's air defensive identification zone—the fourth day in April Taipei has reported similar activities.
A spokesperson for the Chinese navy said similar exercises would occur on a "regular basis," while Taiwan's defense ministry said it had a handle on all developments in the skies and seas around the island.
Analysts in Beijing and Taipei said the Chinese military's pincer movement around Taiwan on Monday was the PLA's way of showing it could isolate the island in the event of a conflict.
The audio clip, reportedly of an exchange between military pilots from Taiwan and China, is said to have taken place on Monday as 10 People's Liberation Army warplanes flew around Taiwan.
The People's Liberation Army sent at least 11 warplanes into the skies around Taiwan on Monday, with Taipei logging 10 aircraft and Tokyo reporting two—one of which performed maneuvers off Taiwan's east coast.
Chiu Kuo-cheng, Taiwan's newly appointed defense minister, stressed the difference between China's capability to launch an attack and its ability to occupy the island nation of 23.5 people.
The simultaneous military drills were announced ahead of Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin's visits to Japan and South Korea this week.
A new report issued by Taiwan's defense ministry on Wednesday said the country's air force had adjusted the way it was responding to Chinese warplane incursions in order to account for fuel costs.
While Singapore does not want to be party to any containment scheme against China, it remains keenly invested in maintaining U.S. military primacy in the region, said security analyst Collin Koh.
Nearly 100 People's Liberation Army aircraft have flown into Taiwan's air defense identification zone since the new year, according to Newsweek's analysis of publicly available data.
In its first press conference since large groups of Chinese warplanes alarmed Taiwan's defenses over the weekend, Beijing's Taiwan Affairs Office said the moves were warnings for Taipei and the U.S.
Beijing may be using military pressure on Taiwan in order to bring the United States to the table for de-escalation talks, a defense analyst said Tuesday.
Beijing is becoming increasingly belligerent, but like-minded countries could help ensure China's "heavy-handed" tactics do not work, Taiwan's foreign minister Joseph Wu said Wednesday.
Taiwan's national security think tank told Newsweek that Beijing could use the amended legislation to legitimize military action in defense of its national interests.
China's hawkish state media personality called for a firm response to new developments in U.S.-Taiwan ties, but an analyst told Newsweek the Chinese military was unlikely to act in the coming days.
Kelly Craft, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, is scheduled to visit Taipei in another high-level diplomatic call which has drawn Beijing's ire.
Indian and Chinese forces have been locked in a stalemate along the 2,100-mile Line of Actual Control since deadly skirmishes claimed the lives of at least 20 soldiers in the summer.
Following the start of sea trials for China's second Type 075 helicopter carrier, Chinese media outlets likened the country's shipbuilding speed to "cooking dumplings."
In an editorial on Wednesday, Communist Party-owned newspaper Global Times suggested Taiwan's newly launched "aircraft carrier killer" corvette would become an easy target for the Chinese military.
People's Liberation Army warplanes have flown into Taiwan's air defense identification zone on 11 days so far this month, according to the island's Ministry of National Defense.
In a report by China's state broadcaster CCTV on Friday, the 72nd Group Army and its main battle tanks were seen conducting urban warfare exercises in east China in a simulated Taiwan street battle.
Speaking at a think tank forum on Sunday, Chinese Rear Admiral Guan Youfei said the United States was to blame for the current tensions in the Taiwan Strait.
The People's Liberation Army Ground Forces were seen testing the new lightweight self-propelled howitzer in a report by China's state broadcaster CCTV on Wednesday.
Chinese officials on Tuesday condemned the Trump administration's latest round of arms sales to Taiwan, which is the United States' largest recipient of foreign military sales in 2020.
In an address to the Central Military Commission, which he chairs, Xi Jinping told his troops to focus on preparing for war.
A new batch of J-16 multirole warplanes has been ordered for the Chinese military's western front, where a territorial stand-off with New Delhi continues, Chinese state media reported Tuesday.
Chinese Navy releases images showing amphibious crafts offloading troops and armored vehicles in a simulated beach assault amid heightened tensions between Beijing and Taipei.
Xi Jingping's desire for regional—and global—hegemony knows no bounds.
The Dongfeng-26 missile has been dubbed the "Guam killer."