29 Chinese military warplanes entered Taiwan air defense identification zone: Taiwanese defense ministry

Twenty-nine Chinese warplanes entered Taiwan’s air defence zone on Tuesday in its third-largest daily incursion this year, the island’s government said.

Taiwan lives under the constant threat of invasion by China, which sees the self-ruled, democratic island as part of its territory to eventually be retaken, by force if necessary.

On Tuesday, 29 Chinese aircraft — including 17 fighter jets and six bombers — crossed into Taiwan’s air defence identification zone (ADIZ), Taipei’s defence ministry said.

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The ministry added that it scrambled its own aircraft to broadcast warnings and deployed air defence missile systems to track the jets.

It marked this year’s third-biggest daily incursion by Chinese warplanes, after 39 jets entered the zone on January 23 and 30 jets on May 30, according to a database compiled by AFP.



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