39 Chinese warplanes just flew into Taiwan's air defense zone and Taiwan scrambled fighter jets in response
· Jan 24, 2022 · NottheBee.com

Not good. From Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense:

From DW:

Taiwan reported on Sunday that 39 Chinese warplanes, including a bomber, were detected in the south-western Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ). The island's ADIZ is not the same as territorial airspace but instead is self-declared airspace that is monitored for national security purposes.

China considers Taiwan its own territory and has vowed to take the island by force if necessary. There was no immediate comment from Beijing on the latest developments.

Taiwan says the 39 warplanes China flew aggressively toward them yesterday included 34 fighter jets and an H-6 bomber.

In response, Taiwan scrambled its own fighter aircraft and broadcast radio warnings while air defense missile systems were deployed to monitor the activity, the ministry said in a statement posted on Twitter.

As icing on the cake, China pulled this stunt just one day after the U.S. and Japanese navies put on a show of force in the Philippine Sea:


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