33 Chinese warplanes fly into Taiwan’s Defence Zone in less than 24h

33 Chinese warplanes fly into Taiwan's Defence Zone in less than 24h Credit: Twitter @MoNDefense

Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense, reported the biggest incursion seen in 2022, one of many made by the Chinese warplanes in a string of multiple incursions spanning over the month of May.

On Tuesday, May, 31, Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense took to Twitter to report the Chinese warplanes spotted in their airspace stating:

3 PLA aircrafts (Y-8 EW and J-16*2) entered #Taiwan’s southwest ADIZ on May 31, 2022. Please check our official website for more information: https://bit.ly/3GAWKF3,” alongside a picture of the planes and the Taiwan airspace they reportedly violated.

Credit: Twitter @MoNDefense

Less than 24 hours earlier, on Monday, May, 30, the Taiwan Ministry of National Defence tweeted:

“30 PLA aircrafts (KJ-500 AEW&C*2, Y-8 ELINT*4, Y-8 EW*1, Y-8 ASW*1, J-16*6, J-11*8, J-10*4, SU-35*2, and SU-30*2) entered #Taiwan’s southwest ADIZ on May 30, 2022. Please check our official website for more information.”

Credit: Twitter @MoNDefense

The People’s Liberation Army of China (PLA) spoke out on the alleged violations of Taiwan’s airspace and released an official statement ,on Monday, May, 9, that read:

“BEIJING, May 9 — The naval, air and conventional missile forces of the Chinese PLA Eastern Theater Command held drills in seas and airspace to the east and southwest of Taiwan Island from May 6 to 8, in a bid to test and improve the joint operations capability of multiple services and arms.”

The reports of Chinese warplanes entering Taiwan comes at a time of  rising tension over political disputes regarding the independence of Taiwan. 64.3% of Taiwan’s population identified as Taiwanese, 2.6% as Chinese, 29.9% as both, and 3.2% declining in a 2020 survey.


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