Taiwan scrambles fighters as Chinese jets again fly near island | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, September 20, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, September 20, 2020

Taiwan scrambles fighters as Chinese jets again fly near island

Taiwan's air force scrambled jets for a second consecutive day yesterday as multiple Chinese aircraft approached the island and crossed the sensitive midline of the Taiwan Strait, with the island's government urging Beijing to "pull back from the edge." 

Taiwan's Defence Ministry said 19 Chinese aircraft were involved, one more than in the previous day, with some crossing the Taiwan Strait midline and others flying into Taiwan's air defence identification zone off its southwest coast.

It said China, which claims democratic Taiwan as its own territory, sent 12 J-16 fighters, two J-10 fighters, two J-11 fighters, two H-6 bombers and one Y-8 anti-submarine aircraft. According to a map the ministry provided, none got close to mainland Taiwan itself or flew over it.

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