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Chinese anti-submarine plane intrudes into Taiwan's ADIZ

ROC Central News Agency

12/26/2020 08:43 PM

Taipei, Dec. 26 (CNA) A Chinese military Y-8 anti-submarine aircraft entered Taiwan's southwest air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Saturday, but left the area after Taiwanese fighter jets scrambled in response to the intrusion, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) said that day.

According to the defense ministry's website, the Y-8 flew over the Bashi Channel and across much of the southwestern part of the ADIZ.

In response to the incursion, Taiwan's Air Force scrambled planes to monitor the Chinese aircraft, issued radio warnings and mobilized air defense assets until the Chinese aircraft left the ADIZ, the MND added.

The incident was the latest in a string of similar deployments by China's military into Taiwan's ADIZ and across the median line of the Taiwan Strait since Sept. 17, when the MND began to inform the public of the movements of Chinese military aircraft near Taiwan on its website.

The latest intrusion brings the number of times Chinese military planes have entered the ADIZ in December to 17, following Dec. 1-2, Dec. 4-7, Dec. 9-10, Dec. 12, Dec. 15-16, Dec. 20-22 and Dec. 24-25, according to the MND.

(By Chen Yun-yu and Ko Lin)

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