More Chinese military aircraft spotted near eastern Taiwan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/08/13
By: Claudia Liu and Evelyn Kao

Taipei, Aug. 13 (CNA) Two Chinese military surveillance aircraft were seen flying east

A Shaanxi Y-8 aircraft. Photograph by Alert5, distributed under a CC BY-SA 4.0 license.

of Taiwan on Sunday, the third time in August that Chinese military planes were seen near Taiwan, according to Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense.

Two Y-8 aircraft from the People’s Liberation Army of China first flew near southern Taiwan, through the Bashi Channel, but remained outside of Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ), and continued in a northeastern direction, according to the ministry.

They later flew over the Miyako Strait, accompanied by two Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jets, before returning to their base in China, the ministry said.    [FULL  STORY]

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