Chinese fighter jets enter Taiwan's air defense zone: Taipei
27 Chinese warplanes enter Taiwan's airspace after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's provocative visit to the island.
On Wednesday, 27 Chinese warplanes flew into Taiwan's air defense zone, according to Taipei, after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's controversial visit to the island.
Today, a total of six J-11 fighter jets, five J-16 multirole fighters, and sixteen SU-30 multirole fighters entered the air defense zone.
"27 PLA aircraft (J-11*6, J-16*5, and SU-30*16) entered the surrounding area of R.O.C. on August 3, 2022," Taiwan Defense Ministry tweeted.
These flights come after 21 Chinese military planes flew into Taiwan's air defense zone on Monday night, during Pelosi's trip to the island which China has long warned against.
Pelosi's visit to Taiwan came to an end today, as she departed from the self-ruled island following a brief but tense visit that raised the stakes in the Taiwan Strait.
China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that the Chinese government will undoubtedly complete the process of reunification with Taiwan.
Commenting on the unannounced visit of US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan, Wang affirmed on Wednesday that "Taiwan is a part of China. The implementation of national reunification is a general trend and historic imminence."
In a statement, the top diplomat stressed that "Taiwan’s problem arose when the country was weak and was in chaos, it will definitely finalize as the nation revives."
"We will leave no space for external interference and to forces supporting Taiwan’s independence," he stressed.