Taipei – Multiple Chinese fighter jets entered airspace to Taiwan’s southwest on Wednesday, the island’s Defense Ministry said, describing it as a destabilizing action that threatened regional peace.
Taiwan, claimed by China as its own territory, has repeatedly complained of Chinese military activities near the island, including regular air force patrols. China says such drills demonstrate its resolve to protect its sovereignty.
China has in the last few weeks mounted numerous exercises up and down its coast and near Taiwan.
Taiwan’s Defense Ministry said the Chinese Su-30 and J-10 fighters had entered Taiwan’s “response zone” to its southwest on Wednesday morning, adding that multiple aircraft were involved.
“The Defense Ministry solemnly condemns the Chinese communist’s unilateral actions that damage regional peace and stability,” it added.Read more…