Taiwan: 26 Chinese aircraft and 4 ships detected around the island

In the statement of the ministry, it was stated that 15 of 26 aircraft crossed the air and sea lines in the Taiwan Strait, which is assumed to limit the areas of influence of the parties, and flew in the area that Taiwan declared the “Air Defense Identification Zone” (ADIZ).

In the statement, 4 “J-10”, 6 “J-16” warplanes, “Y-8 ASW” type maritime patrol aircraft, “CH-4” type armed, “BKZ-005” and “BKZ-007” type unarmed It was shared that military drones and a “Z-9” type military helicopter crossed the nominal “middle line” in the Taiwan Strait and flew to the southern part of ADIZ.

It was recorded that 26 aircraft and 4 ships detected around the island were tracked by electronic tracking devices, patrol planes, ships and ground missile systems.

Since the visit of former US Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, in August 2022, China has increased aircraft and ship patrols around Taiwan and regularized flights where it crosses the nominal “middle line” that separates the Taiwan Strait.

Considering the island as a part of its territory, Beijing, emphasizing the “one China principle”, opposes Taiwan’s establishing independent diplomatic relations with the countries of the world, its representation in the United Nations (UN) and other international organizations, and discourages the countries that recognize it from breaking diplomatic relations with Taiwan. it stipulates.

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