Taiwan condemns ‘serious provocation’ after Chinese jet incursion

The Straits Times
Date: September 10, 2020

Taiwan Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Joanne Ou holds a news conference over the incident in Taipei, Sept 10, 2020.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

TAIPEI (AFP) – Taiwan condemned the "serious provocation" by China on Thursday (Sept 10) after its military jets penetrated the island's air defence zone for two consecutive days this week.

Taiwanese authorities said multiple Chinese planes, including Su-30 fighter, J-10 fighter and Y-8 anti-submarine aircraft, intruded into Taiwan's Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) during China's large-scale military exercises on Wednesday and Thursday.

"Military maneuvers by China's government constitute a serious provocation to Taiwan and a grave threat to regional peace and stability," the foreign ministry said in a statement.

"Today, the PLA has chosen to conduct exercises near Taiwan; tomorrow it may engage in similar threats near other countries."    [FULL  STORY]

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