Taiwan defense minister says tensions with China are the worst in 4 decades

Military tensions with China are at their worst in more than 40 years, Taiwan’s defense minister said on Wednesday, October 6, days after record numbers of Chinese aircraft flew into the island’s air defense zone. Tensions have hit a new high between Taipei and Beijing, which claims the democratic island as its own territory, and… Continue reading Taiwan defense minister says tensions with China are the worst in 4 decades

China sends 56 jets into Taiwan defense zone in another record incursion

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Taiwan urged Beijing to stop “irresponsible provocative actions” after 56 Chinese warplanes crossed into its air defense zone on Monday in yet another record incursion. The defense ministry said it scrambled aircraft to broadcast warnings after 36 fighter jets, 12 H-6 nuclear-capable bombers and four other planes entered its southwest air defense identification zone (ADIZ).… Continue reading China sends 56 jets into Taiwan defense zone in another record incursion

Taiwan reports surge in Chinese aircraft in defense zone

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Taiwan reported the largest ever incursion by China’s air force into its air defense zone on Monday, October 4, at 52 aircraft, saying the Taiwanese air force had to scramble for the fourth straight day to warn off the intruders, as tensions spiralled. Chinese-claimed Taiwan has complained for a year or more of repeated missions… Continue reading Taiwan reports surge in Chinese aircraft in defense zone