In warisboring.com – Taiwan’s Ministry of Defense said Monday night that 52 Chinese fighter jets had entered Southwest Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone during the day, including 34 J-16 fighter jets, 12 H bombers. -6, two Su-30 fighters, two Yun-8. and two KJ-500 aircraft. At night, four J-16 fighter jets were sighted.
The ministry said the Taiwan Air Force had issued radio warnings and that its air defense missile systems were activated to monitor the activity.
China’s incursion on Monday was larger than the 38 departures on Friday and 39 on Saturday, both representing record numbers. On Sunday, 16 Chinese fighter jets were also spotted in Taiwan’s air defense zone.
US State Department spokesman Ned Price said Sunday that China’s provocative military activity near Taiwan “is destabilizing, risks miscalculation and undermines regional peace and stability.”
“We urge Beijing to cease its military, diplomatic and economic pressure and coercion against Taiwan,” Price said in a statement.
Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry said late Sunday that China’s proactive military movements had undermined the status quo of regional peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region and caused serious concerns in other countries.
“I am sure that if China is going to launch an attack on Taiwan, I think they too will suffer tremendously,” Taiwanese Foreign Minister Joseph Wu told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s (ABC) China Tonight program on Monday. Monday.
“We would like to participate in security or intelligence exchanges with other like-minded partners, including Australia, so that Taiwan is better prepared to deal with the war situation,” Wu said.
The Taiwanese Ministry of Defense began publishing reports on daily departures of Chinese fighter jets on its official website in September 2020.
Taiwan has had an independent government since 1949, but China considers the autonomous democratic island to be part of its territory.