Chinese military aircraft enters Taiwan's ADIZ

07/04/2020 05:52 PM
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A Chinese Xian H-6 bomber / Image taken from Wikimedia Commons
A Chinese Xian H-6 bomber / Image taken from Wikimedia Commons

Taipei, July 4 (CNA) A Chinese military aircraft entered Taiwan's southwest air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Saturday, before being chased off by Taiwanese patrol planes, according to the Air Force Command Headquarters.

Taiwanese fighter jets responded with radio warnings, and they monitored the Chinese aircraft's movements until it flew off, the Air Force said.

There is no cause for public alarm, the Air Force said, adding that it was closely monitoring the airspace and waters around Taiwan.

According to the Ministry of National Defense (MND), the incident Saturday was the 10th time since June 9 that China's military planes were seen entering Taiwan's airspace.

Last week, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China announced that it would be conducting a five-day military exercise near the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea from July 1.

(By Chen Yun-yu and Ko Lin)


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