10 Chinese military aircraft enter Taiwan air defense identification zone

TAIPEI (Reuters) – The 10 Chinese military planes entered the southwestern sector of Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) on Saturday, just a day after 11 incursions were recorded, media reported local.
The Chinese aircraft included eight Shenyang J-16 fighter jets, one Shaanxi Y-8 anti-submarine aircraft and one Shaanxi Y-8, Taiwan News reported citing the country’s Ministry of National Defense.
Taiwan has issued radio warnings, loaded planes and deployed air defense missile systems to monitor Chinese planes, the Taiwan military said.
This came after 11 Chinese planes entered Taiwan’s ADIZ on Friday.
China claims full sovereignty over Taiwan, a democracy of nearly 24 million people off the southeast coast of mainland China, despite the two sides having been governed separately for more than seven decades.
Taiwan, on the other hand, has countered Chinese aggression by strengthening its strategic ties with democracies, including the United States, which Beijing has repeatedly opposed.


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