China sent 20 more warplanes to Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) on October 2, just a day after the communist regime deployed the largest fighter jet over the island nation in the largest military exhibition to date.
The Taiwanese military said in an official statement issued on October 2 that the aircraft included 14 J-16 jets, four Su-30 planes and two submarines.
The attack comes after communist authorities sent dozens of military jets and multiple H-6 bombers with nuclear capabilities, China’s largest power demonstration this year.
Taiwan has said it responded to the attack by deploying aircraft patrols, and according to Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense, Chinese aircraft have been tracked in its air defense system.
20 PLA aircraft (J-16 * 14, SU-30 * 4 and Y-8 ASW * 2) entered #TaiwanSouthwest ADIZ on October 2, 2021. Visit our official website for more information: https://t.co/ga0zLOIC4d pic.twitter.com/SA59EdkJW5
– National Ministry of National Defense, ROC 🇹🇼 (oMoNDefense) October 2, 2021
Taiwan said the October 1 attack came in two waves and occurred on the same day that China recalled the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) occupation of the mainland in the late 1940s.
During the CCP’s first strategy, 25 warplanes crossed the country’s ADIZ, Taiwan said. The second wave of hostilities included an additional 13 aircraft that night.
ADIZ is a specific area outside the sovereign territory of a country that requires the identification, location and control of aircraft in the national security interests of the country.
On October 2, after the previous day’s incursion, Taiwan sharply criticized China. The autonomous island has been accused of being raided by the Chinese air force for about a year or more, often in the southwest of its ADIZ near Taiwan-controlled Pratas Island.
“China is engaged in unarmed military aggression, disrupting regional peace,” China told reporters on Saturday.
According to a map released by Taiwan’s Defense Ministry, the first batch of Chinese aircraft flew in an area near the islands in the morning, where two bombers flew near Atoll.
The second group flew into the Bashi Channel, which separates Taiwan from the Philippines, the main waterway connecting the Pacific Ocean to the disputed South China Sea.
China has sent military aircraft to the self-governing island, claiming it is part of its territory on an almost daily basis in the past few years, and has increased military harassment through exercises.
The CCP claims that Taiwan is its territory, although Taiwan has been autonomous since 1949 and China has never ruled Taiwan.
Last week, the communist regime flew two Tai fighter jets to Taiwan, a day after the island nation applied to join a trade group of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), which China also applied to join.
Beijing has identified any foreign government’s involvement with Taiwan as a challenge to its sovereignty. It suppresses Taiwan’s international standing, trying to isolate Asian democracy from global groups such as the World Health Organization. Among the countries willing to establish closer ties with Taiwan, such as Lithuania and Japan, are China, which has donated vaccines to Taiwan this year.
Frank U and Reuters contributed to this report.
From NTD News
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