China aircraft intrusions deemed to constrict Taiwan’s drill space

Focus Taiwan
Date: 10/28/2020
By: Flor Wang and Lai Yen-hsi

An air defense unit is deployed in Taoyuan during a week-long quarterly military drill that took place across Taiwan. CNA photo Oct. 28, 2020

Taipei, Oct. 28 (CNA) A military expert on Wednesday urged the government to stay on high alert against the repeated intrusions by Chinese aircraft into Taiwan's southwest air defense identification zone (ADIZ), even if such intrusions have become a common occurrence for Taiwanese people.

In an interview with CNA, Qi Yue-yi (亓樂義), a Taiwanese military expert, said the moves by China are intended to squeeze the space in which Taiwan's military can conduct drills.

Earlier in the day, a Chinese Y-9EW transport and electronic warfare aircraft intentionally flew into Taiwan's southwest ADIZ — the 26th such intrusion since Sept. 16.    [FULL  STORY]

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