Radio Taiwan Internatio7nal
Date: 24 September, 2020
By: Katherine Wei
Rumors had begun circulating online that the planes may be Chinese, as cross-strait tensions have been especially high recently. China sent over 40 military planes over the Taiwan Strait during the past week, with a number of them crossing the median line into Taiwan’s airspace.
The planning committee for the National Day celebrations also gave a statement about the rehearsal. The committee said that while it didn’t have to explain practice flyovers in past years, this year’s rehearsals are taking place against a more unusual and sensitive context.