China’s military sent 28 warplanes into airspace controlled by Taiwan on Tuesday — a record number since it began flying sorties off the coast of Taiwan on a near-daily basis last year. In response, Taiwan scrambled jet fighters, activated missile defense systems and issued warnings to the Chinese pilots. The tensions came a day after President Biden successfully pushed NATO leaders to declare China to be a security risk for the first time. China has repeatedly warned the U.S. against intervening in Taiwan, which China claims as its sovereign territory.
Chinese Military Sends Record 28 Warplanes into Airspace Controlled by Taiwan
HeadlineJun 17, 2021