China sent dozens of fighter planes to Taiwan's defense sector
Chinese fighter jets have re-entered its airspace.
Taiwanese officials say dozens of Chinese fighter jets have re-entered its airspace. Taiwan also launched fighter jets into the sky to encircle the planes and activate its missile defense system. Taiwan on Sunday reported the simultaneous entry of 39 Chinese fighters, including a bomber, into its South-Western Air Defense Zone (ADIZ). given. There was no immediate reaction from Beijing on the latest developments. The island's ADIZ does not equate to territorial airspace but is self-declared airspace that is monitored for national security purposes. China considers Taiwan its territory and has vowed to forcefully integrate the island into its territory if necessary.
Taiwan's Defense Ministry said in a statement that 34 fighter jets and one H-6 bomber were involved in the infiltration. According to an online statement posted by Defense Ministry officials on the fighter jets' flight path records, the Chinese fighter jets flew northeast of the Taiwan-controlled island of Pratas. In response, Taiwan also sent its fighters to pursue them and immediately activated its air defense missile system to monitor their movements while broadcasting radio warnings, the Defense Ministry said in a Twitter post. This is the biggest ever incident of its kind since the entry of about 56 fighter jets into the ADIZ area in October last year. Taiwan has been receiving complaints from the Chinese Air Force about incursions into its territory, usually near the Pratas Islands, in the southwestern part of the country.
Taiwanese defense officials have accused Beijing of using "grey zone" tactics to increase pressure on Taiwan's military. In November, Taiwan flew its fighter jets again after 27 Chinese planes entered the ADIZ. Under a long-standing agreement between the US and China, Washington is pursuing a "one-China" policy. According to this political position, the US is obliged to settle all issues with Beijing instead of officially recognizing Taiwan's capital Taipei. Taiwan considers itself an independent country, but China considers it to be part of its country. Chinese President Xi Jinping recently reiterated his commitment to "complete integration" with Taiwan. Meanwhile, Taiwan's Vice President Lai Ching Te alias William Lai is going to visit America this week. During his visit to Honduras, he will go to America and talk to the leaders there. This visit of William Lai is considered important amidst increased tension between Taiwan and China.