By: Claudia Liu and Evelyn Kao
Taipei, Aug. 13 (CNA) Two Chinese military surveillance aircraft were seen flying east
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]