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Sun Oct 3, 2021, 05:28 AM

Chinese warplanes fly toward Taiwan for 2nd straight day

Source: AP

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China flew more than 30 military planes toward Taiwan on Saturday, the second large display of force in as many days.

Taiwan’s Defense Ministry said 39 aircraft entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone in two sorties, one during the day and one at night. That followed a similar pattern on Friday, when 38 planes flew into the area south of the self-governing island.

China claims Taiwan, which lies off its east coast, as its territory. The two split in 1949 during a civil war in which the Communists took control of mainland China and the rival Nationalists set up a government on Taiwan. The Communist Party marked the 72nd anniversary of its rule on Friday.

Taiwan’s premier, Su Tseng-chang, spoke out on Saturday against the first day’s flights.



FILE -In this undated file photo released by the Taiwan Ministry of Defense, a Chinese PLA J-16 fighter jet flies in an undisclosed location. China flew more than 30 military planes toward Taiwan on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, the second large display of force in as many days. (Taiwan Ministry of Defense via AP, File)


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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Oct 3, 2021, 12:24 PM

1. Aircraft Spots on twitter coverage

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....fell off several months ago. I don't know if he was ill or what. So it's difficult to see the military aircraft movements in the far east in context.

The USS Carl Vinson and the Ronald Reagan were reported operating in the Philippine Sea as of Sep. 27. The last position I could find in the news for the HMS Queen Elizabeth Carrier was Guam.

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Sun Oct 3, 2021, 02:03 PM

2. if they are not careful

i want to see the china national day turn into their second memorial day.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Oct 3, 2021, 03:07 PM

3. China raises holy hell when one American passes by one of their "island" bases in international

waters. Looks like China is feeling its oats.

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