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Chinese military planes enter Taiwan's ADIZ for third time this week

ROC Central News Agency

06/18/2020 05:28 PM

Taipei, June 18 (CNA) Two Chinese military planes were spotted for the third time this week entering Taiwan's southwest air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Thursday, according to the Ministry of National Defense (MND).

The Chengdu J-10 and Shenyang J-11 fighter jets briefly entered the airspace that morning, prompting Taiwanese patrol aircraft to respond with radio warnings until they were driven out of the ADIZ, the MND's Air Force Command Headquarters said in a press release.

Air activity over the waters surrounding Taiwan are constantly monitored by the military, the Air Force said.

According to the MND, it was also the fifth time this month that Chinese military aircraft have been spotted flying near Taiwan, following similar occurrences on June 9, June 12, June 16 and June 17.

(By Chen Yun-yu and Ko Lin)

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