Chinese warplane approaches just 103 km from Taiwan

Aircraft from China violated Taiwan's ADIZ 11 days out of 12 in December

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/12/12
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Ministry of National Defense archived photo of Chinese warplane.  (CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One of two Chinese warplanes intruding into Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) Saturday (Dec. 12) was just 103 kilometers from Hengchun in Pingtung County.

The first intrusion occurred at 10:19 a.m., but it was the second plane, at 1:38 p.m. that attracted even more attention, the Liberty Times reported. The aircraft was flying at a relatively low altitude of 1,700 meters, and its closest point to Taiwan’s main island was 56 nautical miles (103 km) from Hengchun, a town that includes the country’s third nuclear power plant and the popular beach resort of Kenting.    [FULL  STORY]

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