China flew 19 aircraft to Taiwan on Sunday and violated its airspace in an act of aggression surely meant to test the resolve of the Taiwanese and their allies, like the U.S. It was the third day in a row that China invaded the air space and other intrusions had been going on for months.
Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) confirmed the intrusion and reported it in the official newspaper.
“10 Shenyang J-16 fighter jets, four Xian H-6 bombers, four SU-30 fighters, and one Shaanxi Y-8 anti-submarine warfare plane (Y-8 ASW)” were dispatched to the island nation by the People’s Liberation Army Air Force and used to violate its air space, the Taiwan News reported.
“Taiwan’s Air Force responded by scrambling fighter jets to drive the planes away, broadcasting radio warnings, and tracking the aircraft with land-based anti-aircraft missiles,” the News said.
Taiwan is an independent and sovereign country with its own government, and it manufactures almost all of the world’s microchips. China considers it a renegade territory and would like to get its hands on the nation’s industries for its own profit.
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