Chinese intrusions in Taiwan’s ADIZ could backfire

Defense analyst says Chinese jet incursions will give ‘Taiwan issue’ more publicity

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/09/20
By: Ching-Tse Cheng, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Chinese J-10 fighter jet. (Wikimedia Commons photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Institute of National Defense and Security Research (INDSR) senior analyst Su Tzu-yun (蘇紫雲) said Saturday (Sept. 19) that China's recent intrusions into Taiwan's Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) could be counter productive and increase international support for the island nation.

On Friday (Sept. 18) and Saturday, 37 Chinese warplanes crossed the midline of the Taiwan Strait and entered into multiple sectors of Taiwan's ADIZ. The Ministry of National Defense (MND) said the Chinese jets were extremely close to penetrating Taiwan's sovereign airspace and the incursions were likely China's attempt to warn against U.S. Undersecretary of State Keith Krach's trip to Taiwan.    [FULL  STORY]

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