Chinese Fighter Jet and Bomber Approached Taiwan’s Airspace 8th Time In Last 2 Weeks

Chinese Fighter Jet and Bomber Approached Taiwan's Airspace 8th Time In Last 2 Weeks
Taiwan’s F-16 fighter (left) flies alongside China’s H-6 bomber (right) /photo courtesy of the Ministry of National Defense

A Chinese bomber and fighter jet approached Taiwan’s airspace on Monday, marking the 8th time People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) warplanes have menaced the country in less than two weeks.

Taiwan’s Air Force on Monday announced that a PLAAF Xi’an H-6 strategic bomber and a Chengdu J-10 were detected entering the southwest corner of Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) at noon, reported CNA.

The H-6 is a nuclear-capable bomber based on an old Soviet design that has participated in several such drills near Taiwan, including what China calls “island encirclement” exercises around the Chinese claimed-island.

The Air Force responded by issuing a warning to the aircraft and dispatched aerial reconnaissance and patrol aircraft to intercept them.

The Chinese air force received verbal warnings to leave via radio, and patrolling Taiwanese fighters also “proactively drove off” the aircraft, Taiwan’s air force said in a short statement, without giving details.

After being met with Taiwanese patrol jets, the planes departed Taiwan’s ADIZ. Based on the Ministry of National Defense data, this is the eighth time Chinese military jets have threatened Taiwan’s airspace in 13 days.

The previous seven incidents included several Su-30 fighter jets on June 9, a Shaanxi Y-8 transport plane on June 12, a J-10 on June 16, a J-10 and a Y-8 on June 17, a J-10 and a Shenyang J-11 on June 18, a J-10 on June 19, and a J-10 on June 21.

China claims Taiwan as its own territory, and has previously said its drills near the island are routine and designed to show Beijing’s determination to protect its sovereignty. Taiwan has shown no interest in being run by autocratic China.

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  1. Cristian Frez Prado

    All lifetime stories teach us that every war have abuses, cold blood murder, suffering, and sacrifices. If we don’t want to repeat that history and win a place in hell we should not even try to get closer to it. Because violence is dominated by bloodthirsty demons that make us make atrocities, we dont need the evil… we should eradicate it, we are not perfect, but we can make our efforts to enhance better than anyone, and help us to fight for a just cause. That’s a real war, and not to abuse over weaks. So… i can say that that countries should left in peace working in a global business system with supporting at both sides. Because that’s they ever wanted, to be a Republic, they flew from Communist China, and China assume they already win without making a war but they should have pitty and let them alone, bcz they already own their territory and they dont need to invade the land they left. If nuke attack take place or even just a bombing attack, all decent countries should make justice against him, to teach a lesson that will never forget. For the rest of things we already know about US worries of Chinas rising economy and how they tried to continuing attack them economically, but thats not the solution. The only one, is to internally rise, and first of all to seek God, the Nation that truly seek God will have His blessings. Loves <3

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