Taiwan Again Scrambles Jets To Warn Off Chinese Air Force
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March 17, 2020 - by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Lincoln Feast for reuters.com
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's air force has again scrambled to warn off approaching Chinese jets, in the latest rise in military tensions during the coronavirus crisis between Beijing and the island its claims as its sacred territory.
Taiwan has repeatedly complained that China has stepped up its drills near to the island when it should be focusing its efforts on combating the spread of the virus.
China has said such exercises are to protect its sovereignty and send a warning that it will not tolerate moves toward formal independence for Taiwan.
In the latest instance, Taiwan's Defense Ministry said late on Monday that Chinese J-11 fighters and KJ-500...
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