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Chinese military planes violate Taiwan’s ADIZ

Air Force scrambled jets and radioed warnings to intruding Chinese pilots

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Chinese Y-8  (CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese military planes intruded into the southwest region of Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Saturday (Nov. 21).

The latest incidents occurred at 11:13 a.m. and 11:39 a.m., in both cases at an altitude of 4,000 meters, the Liberty Times reported. The Taiwan Air Force scrambled jets and broadcast warnings to the Chinese planes they were endangering civilian air traffic and should turn back immediately.

The Taiwanese military has radioed warnings to intruding Chinese pilots 42 times so far this month, according to the report.

China’s violations of Taiwan's ADIZ have continued unabated over the past few months. Meanwhile, the United States Air Force has sent several aircraft close to Taiwan, a move interpreted to be a warning to China and to gather information about People's Liberation Army military maneuvers in the region, according to reports.