Chinese bomber enters Taiwan’s airspace

Photo Caption: Xian H-6 bomber (Wikimedia Commons)

China’s bullying tactics continue with its neighbours, as a Chinese bomber and fighter jet approached Taiwan’s airspace on Monday (June 22), marking the 8th time People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) warplanes have menaced the country in less than two weeks, according to Taiwan News. This is the eighth time Chinese military jets have entered Taiwan’s airspace in 13 days.

According to the report, Taiwan’s Air Force announced that a PLAAF Xi’an H-6 strategic bomber and a Chengdu J-10 were detected entering the southwest corner of Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) at noon. The Air Force responded by issuing a warning to the aircraft and dispatched aerial reconnaissance and patrol aircraft to intercept them, the report said.

After being met with Taiwanese patrol jets, the planes departed Taiwan’s ADIZ.