The Taiwanese Ministry of Defense announced today, Saturday, that ten Chinese aircraft crossed the middle line in the Taiwan Strait, which usually represents an unofficial barrier between the two sides, at a time when Beijing continues its military activities near the island.
In its daily report on Chinese military activities, the Ministry added that "nine Chinese fighter jets and a drone crossed the halfway line within 24 hours until 6:00 a.m. Saturday, local time."
The Ministry said Taiwan had sent planes to warn the Chinese planes, while the missile systems were monitoring them.
Beijing has threatened unspecified retaliation if Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, who is currently on a trip to the Americas, meets US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.
Taiwan has complained for years about the almost daily missions of the Chinese air force near the island, which is often in the southwestern part of its air defense zone.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency