Taiwan sends jets after 27 Chinese planes enter the buffer zone


Taiwan, Taipei — Taiwan said 27 Chinese aircraft entered the air defense buffer zone on Sunday. This is the latest in a series of long invasions as part of Beijing’s pressure on Jeju.

The Defense Ministry said Taiwan had “warned” that the fighters would be scrambled and the Chinese planes would leave. We also deployed and monitored missile systems.

According to the Taiwan Ministry of Defense, Sunday’s invasion included 18 fighters, five H-6 bombers, and a Y-20 tanker aircraft.

According to a map of Taiwanese authorities, Chinese aircraft jumped into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone near the southern part of the island, left the Pacific Ocean, and then returned to China.

Over the past year, the frequency of Chinese invasions has increased, with about 150 aircraft in four days.

According to the state news agency Xinhua, China’s air force mission to Taiwan came when Chinese leader Xi Jinping met with officers at a military conference and called for the development of military talent to support and strengthen the military.

According to the Xinhua News Agency, Xi said talent is essential to winning an arms race and gaining an edge in future wars.

The Chinese Communist Party government claims democratically dominated Taiwan as its territory and threatens to force the island under control as needed.

Taiwan is a virtually independent country with its own army, democratically elected government, and constitution. The Chinese government has refused to recognize the island’s government and is increasingly calling for the isolation of President Tsai Ing-wen’s government.

Taiwan and China split during the 1949 civil war, and Beijing opposes Taiwan’s involvement in international organizations.

The Epoch Times contributed to this report.

Associated Press