More Chinese military planes spotted near eastern Taiwan

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2017-08-14

Chinese military aircraft were again observed close to Taiwan’s airspace east of

Chinese military planes have been coming close to Taiwan too often. (CNA)

Taiwan on Monday. That’s according to the defense ministry.

The ministry said the two Y-8 military transport aircraft were returning to their base in China after a far-sea flight training mission. One of the aircraft first skirted Taiwan’s airspace in southern Taiwan as it passed through the Bashi Channel before turning northeast that took it close to Japan’s Miyako Islands. The other aircraft turned southeast after passing through Bashi Channel.

Chinese military aircraft have flown close to Taiwan’s airspace near eastern Taiwan three days in a row since Saturday and four times since the start of August.

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