China Sends New Mission to Taiwan’s ADIZ

Taiwan’s Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng said there was renewed Chinese activity near the island’s air zone, but Taiwan was capable of responding. According to the Defense Ministry, 27 Chinese air force planes have entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Sunday. Taiwan responded by deploying its own aircraft.

Chiu told reporters that China’s aim was to intimidate Taiwan with its air power, but their national forces have shown that they had countermeasures.

Taiwan has been complaining for a year about Chinese missions in the island’s ADIZ. It is not the territorial air zone of Taiwan but a broader zone that its aims to monitor for earlier response to threats.

Chiu described the situation as “very serious” and said they would continue to monitor which types of aircraft China uses for future plans.

Taiwan’s Defense Ministry said the latest Chinese move included 18 fighter jets, five H-6 bombers and a Y-20 refueling aircraft.

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