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Chinese military airplanes cross Taiwan's midline

Jets were intercepted immediately after an official US visit

China's military aircraft crossed airspace midline of Taiwan this morning, Monday, August 10, 2020. Jets were intercepted immediately after the visit of Alex Azar, US Secretary of Health in Taipei. Azar met Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, a mission from Washington that had never sent such a high-level delegate to this Asian territory since 1979. Appointment has angered the representatives of China heavenly.

As announced by the country's Air Force, fighters were tracked one day after the US secretary's landing: these were Shenyang J-11 and Chengdu J-10 aircraft that took off in China to reach the Taiwan Strait, to say what is considered the unofficial boundary of the airspace between the two States. The episode occurred at 9:00 (local time) and lasted a short time. The Beijing planes also ignored a verbal warning before being turned away. Intrusion was defined as a serious threat to the security and stability of the entire region.

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency