By: Wang Cheng-chung and Y.F. Low
Taipei, Dec. 12 (CNA) The Chinese military was demonstrating its multi-dimensional capability to invade Taiwan when its aircraft flew deliberately close to Taiwan air space recently, Defense Minister Feng Shih-kuan (馮世寬) said on Monday.
The move was part of China’s military intimidation tactics and intended as a warning, Feng told lawmakers during a legislative hearing.
The Ministry of National Defense (MND) disclosed on Dec. 10 that four Chinese military aircraft passed close to Taiwan’s air defense identification zone in southern Taiwan that day as part of a long-distance training mission.
It was the second such mission by China since Nov. 25, when six military aircraft circled outside Taiwan’s air defense identification zone. [FULL STORY]