According to Taiwan’s Ministry of Defence, they scrambled their airforce on 3 August to warn off 27 fighter jets from China infringed into their air defence zone.
About 22 of the Chinese fighter jets had reported crossing the median line that separates Taiwan from China, as tensions between the two countries heightened.
The Chinese “mission” included about 16 Chinese Su-30 fighter jets and 11 other fighting aircraft, according to Taiwan’s defence ministry.
However, a source from Taiwan said that the 22 fighter jets that crossed the median line, didn’t fly too far into the buffer from China, with neither side’s aircraft normally crossing the median line.
China stopped importing several agricultural items from Taiwan and demonstrated its displeasure with Taiwan via a slew of military drills, following US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi visiting Taiwan.
Her visit to Taiwan makes it the highest level visit from the US in more than 2 decades.
Taiwan then dispatched aircraft and missile systems were deployed to monitor the activities of China in its air defence identification zone.
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