- Nov 6, 2020
Chinese Bombers Make "Largest Ever" Incursion Into Taiwan's Air Space In Dramatic 'Message To West'
BY TYLER DURDEN
FRIDAY, MAR 26, 2021 - 03:05 PM
In what's clearly a well-timed and glaring "message" not only aimed at Taiwan but especially at its Western backers amid this week's continuing sanctions tit-for-tat with Beijing, Taiwan's military is reporting on Friday the "largest ever" incursion by China's air force.
While in the past months the PLA aerial patrols have grown bigger and more frequent - sometimes coming every week and often involving eight or a dozen or possibly even fifteen combined Chinese fighters and bombers - Friday's incursion involved a record-setting twenty PLA military aircraft. This is by far the largest ever recorded, since Taipei began publicly releasing data on the incursions.
"Twenty Chinese military aircraft entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone on Friday, in the largest incursion yet reported by the island’s defence ministry and marking a dramatic escalation of tension across the Taiwan Strait," Reuters reports.