Chinese military planes violate Taiwan's air defence zone
Nine Chinese military planes entered Taiwan's air defence identification zone (ADIZ) on Wednesday marking the 17 instruction this month.
According to reports, five People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) Shenyang J-16 fighter jets, two Shaanxi Y-8 anti-submarine warfare planes, one Shaanxi Y-8 electronic warfare plane and one Shaanxi Y-8 reconnaissance plane flew into the southwest corner of Taiwan's ADIZ.
Responding to the intrusion, Taiwan sent aircraft, broadcast radio warnings and deployed air defence missile systems to intercept the PLAAF planes.
In a similar incident last week, Taiwan reported the biggest intrusion by Chinese warplanes as over two dozen Chinese aircraft entered the Taiwan air space.
Over the past few months, the Chinese have defied the international regulations of trespassing International boundary without prior permission and Taiwan authorities have termed the unnecessary provocation as a threat to the sovereignty of the region.
Meanwhile, Beijing claims full sovereignty over Taiwan, a democracy of almost 24 million people located off the southeastern coast of Mainland China, even though the two sides have been governed separately for more than seven decades.
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