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Taiwan denounces the incursion of some twenty Chinese military aircraft into its airspace

Taiwan denounces the incursion of some twenty Chinese military aircraft into its airspace

June 23 (EUROPA PRESS) –

The Taiwan authorities have denounced this Thursday the incursion of at least 22 military planes of the Chinese Army in its air defense identification zone, the second this week.

The Taiwanese Ministry of Defense has indicated in a statement that there are two long-range radar detection and control aircraft, ten fighters, eight fighter-bombers and two strategic bombers.

Chinese forces conduct exercises and patrols in the Taiwan Strait area on a regular basis amid heightened tensions with the United States, especially over the Taiwanese issue.

Taipei already denounced on Tuesday the incursion of 29 Chinese military planes into its airspace in the southwest of the island, a territorial violation that has already occurred at least nine times so far this month.

The Chinese Armed Forces have carried out successive incursions into Taiwan’s airspace in recent months, the largest of them in mid-January, when about 40 planes participated in an operation over the Taiwanese identification zone.


Relations between Beijing and Taipei were suspended in 1949, after the forces of the Chinese nationalist Kuomintang party, led by Chiang Kai Shek, suffered a defeat in the civil war against the Communist Party of China and moved to the island of Taiwan.

Links between Taiwan and mainland China were only re-established on a business and informal level in the late 1980s.

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