Taiwan scrambles fighters to warn Chinese aircraft when Xi meets top brass


Taiwan said 27 Chinese aircraft that entered the air defense identification zone on Sunday scrambled fighters to warn that yet another Chinese army had invaded across the Taiwan Strait.

Recent Chinese invasions included 18 fighters, 5 H-6 bombers, and a Y-20 tanker aircraft. Taiwan Ministry of Defense Said.

According to a map of Taiwan Province, the bomber and six fighters jumped into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone near the southern part of the island, left the Pacific Ocean, and then returned to China.

According to the ministry, Taiwan sent fighters to Chinese aircraft to warn them of their departure and deployed and monitored missile systems.

These aircraft come with refueling aircraft, suggesting that China has refueled short-range fighters in flight, refining the Chinese Air Force to be able to project more power from China’s coast. It is a skill that is being used.

Taiwan’s foreign ministry minister, Wu Yan, described China’s recent invasion of the Taiwan Strait as “apparently intended to give in to Taiwan and keep it away from its democratic partners” and “forced action.”

The Taiwanese government will “never” succumb to pressure from China, Wu said of Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry. twitter account.

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China’s President Xi Jinping will speak at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, on October 9, 2021, at a conference commemorating the 110th anniversary of the 1911 Revolution. (CarlosGarcia Rawlins / Reuters)

According to China’s national media, the latest mission is to develop military talent to support and lead the progress of military strengthening by meeting with the Supreme General at a three-day meeting that Chinese leader Xi Jinping ended on Sunday. I came when I asked. Xinhua..

However, Xi made no mention of Taiwan in his remarks during the meeting.

Although Taiwan is virtually an independent country, China considers the island of self-government democracy to be a separate state. Taiwan has expressed concern over a year or more of repeated missions by the Chinese Air Force in the southwestern part of the air defense identification zone, near it, often near the Taiwan-controlled Platas Islands.

On October 1, when China celebrated its National Foundation Day, Taiwan reported that nearly 150 Chinese military aircraft had entered the air defense identification zone for four consecutive days. According to the Taiwan Ministry of Defense, China’s mission included 34 J-16 fighters and 12 nuclear-capable H-6 bombers, all of which flew near the Platas Islands.

The Taiwanese government claimed that China was the “principal” who caused tensions throughout the Taiwan Strait and demanded that China immediately stop its “irresponsible provocation” against the island.

Reuters contributed to this article.

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