71 Chinese PLA aircrafts and 7 PLAN vessels maneuver near Taiwan
China conducts naval and air exercises near Taiwan on Sunday and the latter deploys jets and vessels in response.
Taipei announced, on Monday, that 71 aircraft and 7 naval vessels of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) approached the island in the past 24 hours.
According to an official statement "71 PLA aircrafts and 7 PLAN vessels around Taiwan were detected in our surrounding region by 6 a.m.(UTC+8) today. 47 of the detected aircraft had crossed the median line of the Taiwan Strait and entered Taiwan’s southwest ADIZ. R.O.C.[air defense identification zone of the Republic of China]."
Furthermore, the statement noted that Taiwan deployed jets, navy vessels, and land-based missile systems in response to China’s actions.
China conducts naval, air exercises near Taiwan
The Eastern Theater Command of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) conducted on Sunday joint combat-readiness security patrols and exercises in the waters and airspace around Taiwan.
In a statement, Senior Colonel Shi Yi, spokesperson of the Theater Command, pointed out that the drills are a firm response to the escalation of collusion between the US and Taiwan.
Shi stressed that the Eastern Theater Command will take all necessary measures to defend national sovereignty and territorial integrity.
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