Taiwan detects 38 Chinese aircraft around island

SpaceWar.com reports: “Taiwan’s defence ministry said Thursday it detected 38 Chinese warplanes and 11 navy or coastguard vessels around Taiwan in the past 24 hours, a week after Beijing encircled the island in a massive two-day military drill.

China claims democratic Taiwan as part of its territory and has said it will never renounce the use of force to bring it under Beijing’s control.

Taiwan’s defence ministry said 28 of the Chinese aircraft had crossed the median line, referring to a line bisecting the Taiwan Strait that separates the island from China.

The military deployed planes and ships in response, a ministry statement said…”

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