Taiwan reports multiple Chinese fighters to its southwest
TAIPEI: Multiple Chinese fighter jets entered airspace to Taiwan's southwest on Wednesday (Sep ..
TAIPEI: Multiple Chinese fighter jets entered airspace to Taiwan's southwest on Wednesday (Sep 9), said the island's defence ministry, describing it as a destabilising action which 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 Defence 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 Defence Ministry solemnly condemns the Chinese Communist's unilateral actions that damage regional peace and stability," it added.
Taiwan's armed forces are able to respond quickly and appropriately to such movements, the military said, calling on people not to be alarmed.
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