China Continues Show of Force

Taiwan: 'Record number' of China jets enter air zone

by peoplespulpit

Posted 3 years ago

Taiwan's defense ministry said a record number of Chinese military jets flew into its air defense zone. Ardoun 25 aircraft including fighters and nuclear-capable bombers entered its so-called air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Monday. An increasing aggressive China views Taiwan as a breakaway province; Taiwan sees itself as a sovereign state.

The incursion is the largest in a year and comes as the US warns against an "increasingly aggressive China".

China has carried out regular flights over the international waters between the southern part of Taiwan and the Taiwanese-controlled Pratas Islands in the South China Sea in recent months. The defense ministry added they dispatched combat aircraft to warn the Chinese jets, while missile systems were deployed to monitor them.

Topic: World News

Tags: Taiwan China

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