Taipei’s defence ministry said its air force was scrambled alerted on Monday 30 Chinese aircraft entered its air defence identification zone (ADIZ). Just four days ago, Taiwan also flagged four Chinese jets entered its southwest ADIZ.
On May 25, Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defence said on Twatter: “4 PLA aircrafts (J-10*2 and J-16*2) entered #Taiwan’s southwest ADIZ on May 25, 2022.”
Multiple airspace incursions from China have been reported by Taiwan, with May 6 seeing the country report 18 warplanes belonging to Beijing entering Taiwan’s Defence zone.
It marked the second largest incursion from Beijing this year, after 39 warplanes entered Taiwan’s ADIZ on January 23.
China addressed the airspace incursion on May 9, where the People’s Liberation Army of China (PLA) said in a statement: “The naval, air and conventional missile forces of the Chinese PLA Eastern Theater Command held drills in seas and airspace to the east and southwest of Taiwan Island from May 6 to 8, in a bid to test and improve the joint operations capability of multiple services and arms.”
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