Chinese military planes enter Taiwan’s airspace: Taipei

Taipei: Two Chinese military planes entered Taiwan’s air defence identification zone on August 25, island Defence Minister Yen Ming said.

“We responded immediately, asking them to leave,” Mr Yen said in an interview in Taipei. Taiwan dispatched fighter jets to intercept the surveillance aircraft, the Taipei-based Central News Agency reported yesterday.

China rejected Taiwan’s claim that two Chinese military aircraft had breached Taiwan’s airspace, saying it was a “routine flight”.

Taiwan scrambled its jets to intercept two Chinese military aircraft, identified as Yun-8 transport aircraft, on Monday.

The Chinese planes left without incident, Xiong Ho-ji, major general of Taiwan’s Air Force Combatant Command, told reporters on Tuesday.

Full article: Chinese military planes enter Taiwan’s airspace: Taipei (The Sydney Morning Herald)

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