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Four Chinese military planes enter Taiwan's ADIZ

ROC Central News Agency

01/04/2021 08:30 PM

Taipei, Jan. 4 (CNA) Four Chinese military aircraft entered Taiwan's southwest air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Monday, the third consecutive day on which such an incursion has occurred, according to Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND).

The planes involved were a Y-8 electronic warfare plane, a Y-8 anti-submarine aircraft, a Y-8 tactical reconnaissance plane and a Y-9 electronic warfare aircraft, the MND said.

The Air Force responded by scrambling fighter jets to monitor the Chinese aircraft, issuing radio warnings and mobilizing air defense assets until the planes left the ADIZ, it added.

On Sept. 17, 2020, the ministry established a section on its official website detailing the movements of Chinese military planes near Taiwan.

An ADIZ is an airspace over land or water in which the identification, location and control of aircraft is performed in the interest of national security.

(By Chen Yun-yu and Ko Lin)


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