Record number of Chinese warplanes in Taiwan airspace in August 1179062 | The voice of time

Record number of Chinese warplanes in Taiwan airspace in August 1179062 | The voice of time
Record number of Chinese warplanes in Taiwan airspace in August 1179062 | The voice of time

Bombers were among the Chinese warplanes that ‘violated’ the airspace. Photo: AFP

A record number of Chinese warplanes entered Taiwan’s airspace last August. At this time, more than 440 warplanes of Beijing entered the airspace of the island. The Ministry of Defense of Taiwan reported this information.

The exercise was conducted around the visit of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi and other US politicians to Taipei.

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A week after Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan earlier last month, China sent warships, missiles and warplanes into the sea and airspace around the territory. It was China’s largest military exercise around Taiwan since the mid-1990s.

China considers Taiwan a territory of two million and three million people as its own. China has threatened to annex the self-governing island by force if necessary.

According to Taipei Defense Ministry sources, AFP said that last month, China sent a total of 446 aircraft, including fighter jets, to Taiwan’s air defense range. Comparing the numbers, AFP reported that China had sent 380 aircraft into Taiwan’s skies throughout 2020.

So far this year, 1,68 Chinese aircraft have entered Taiwan’s skies. This number was 969 last year.

Meanwhile, Taiwan’s military has destroyed a commercial drone amid a recent surge in Chinese aircraft incursions into Taiwan’s air defense zone. This is the first time that their drone has been shot down. The drone was destroyed on Thursday in a Taiwan-declared ‘no-access’ area between the two countries.

Taiwan’s military said the drone crossed between mainland China and Taiwan’s Kinmen Island on Thursday.

According to the Ministry of Defence, the troops stationed in the area alerted the drone as per rules; But without getting any response the defense weapons were destroyed. Source: AFP


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