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Fri Mar 26, 2021, 06:39 PM

Taiwan reports largest ever incursion by Chinese air force [View all]

Source: Reuters

Twenty Chinese military aircraft entered Taiwan’s air defence identification zone on Friday, in the largest incursion yet reported by the island’s defence ministry and marking a dramatic escalation of tension across the Taiwan Strait.

The island’s defence ministry said the air force deployed missiles to “monitor” the incursion into the southwestern part of its air defence identification zone. It also said its planes warned the Chinese aircraft, including by radio.

It marked the largest incursion to date by the Chinese air force since Taiwan’s defence ministry began disclosing almost daily Chinese military flights over the waters between the southern part of Taiwan and the Taiwan-controlled Pratas Islands in the South China Sea last year.

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A person familiar with Taiwan’s security planning told Reuters the Chinese military was conducting exercises that would simulate an operation against U.S. warships that sail through the Bashi Channel.


Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/taiwna-china-security/update-1-taiwan-reports-largest-ever-incursion-by-chinese-air-force-idINL1N2LO10G



Spoiling for a fight?
I for one am avoiding Chinese (mainland) goods as much as possible.

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