China sends 27 planes to Taiwan area | Goulburn Post



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China sent 27 planes to Taiwan’s air defense zone, according to the Taiwanese Ministry of National Defense. The Chinese plane, which entered the southwestern Taiwan air defense identification zone on Sunday, included 18 fighter jets (J-10, J-11 and J-16), five bombers H-6, two KJ-500 planes, one Y -9 planes and one Y-20 aerial refueling. The Taiwan Air Force issued radio warnings and its air defense missile systems were activated to monitor activity, the ministry said. It is the largest daytime fly-over of Chinese warplanes since October 4, when a record 52 planes were detected in Taiwan’s air defense zone. The Chinese exits came after Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen received five members of the US House of Representatives on Friday as well as the arrival on Sunday of 10 parliamentarians from Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia. Taiwan has had an independent government since 1949, but China considers the democratic island part of its territory and opposes any form of official contact between Taiwan and other countries. Associated Australian Press




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