30 Chinese Warplanes fly near Taiwan

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The Chinese military flew at least 30 warplanes into the skies off southwest Taiwan in one of the largest air force exercises of the year, Taiwan’s Defense Ministry said late on Monday.

Twenty-two fighter jets and eight support aircraft of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force were involved in the training operation inside Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ), a self-declared buffer zone extending beyond a state’s territorial airspace.

Monday’s exercise was the biggest show of force by China’s air forces since Taiwan detected 39 PLA aircraft in its ADIZ on January 23.

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