China Sends Dozens Of Warplanes Into Skies Near Taiwan

 About a total number of 29 Chinese warplanes entered Taiwan's self-declared air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Tuesday, according to the island's Defense Ministry.

The Defense of Ministry said the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force planes were a mix of fighter jets, electronic warfare aircraft,early warning and control aircraft,anti-submarine aircraft, aerial refueling aircraft and electronic intelligence aircraft. 
It was the 3rd-highest daily number of Chinese fighter jets entering Taiwan's ADIZ since the start of the year 2022 and comes less than a month after China sent thirty warplanes on a same mission.
    In response to the China the Taiwanese military scrambled combat aircraft to warn the Chinese jets away, issued radio warnings and deployed air defense missile systems to monitor the activities for protecting themselves, the Defense Ministry added.
    J-11 fighter jets of China -- seen here in a 2009 file image -- were among the warplanes that flew near the country of Taiwan on Tuesday, reported by island's Defense Ministry.
    Maitland China and Taiwan have been governed separately since the defeated Nationali
    sts retreated to the island at the end of the Chinese civil war more than seventy years ago.
    But China's ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) views the self-ruled island as part of its territory -- despite having never controlled it.
    Beijing has not ruled out military force to take the Taiwan and has kept pressure on the democratic island over the past few years with frequent warplane flights into the island's ADIZ.
    An ADIZ is unilaterally imposed and distinct from sovereign airspace, which is defined under international law as extending twelve nautical miles from a territory's shoreline.
    The United States Federal Aviation Administration defines it as "a designated area of airspace over water or land within which a country requires the positive and immediate identification, air traffic and location control of aircraft in the interest of the country's national security."
    Tensions in the Taiwan Strait
    In recent months the issue of Taiwan has been at the forefront of US-China relations. 
    Tensions between Washington, which is committed to supporting the island's self-defense, and Beijing over Taiwan dominated headlines earlier this month when their respective defense ministers met at the Shangri-La Dialogue defense conference in the country of Singapore.

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