TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two Chinese military planes entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Tuesday (Nov. 24), marking the 18th such intrusion this month.
A People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) Shaanxi Y-8 anti-submarine aircraft and a Shaanxi Y-8 electronic warfare plane entered the southwest corner of the ADIZ, according to Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense. In response, the military scrambled fighter jets, broadcast radio warnings, and deployed air missile defense systems to track the Chinese planes.
China has continued its almost daily harassment of Taiwan’s ADIZ for over two months, with intrusions usually occurring in the southwest corner of the zone.
Starting on Sept. 16, two PLAAF Shaanxi Y-8s flew into the southwest section of the ADIZ. On Sept. 18, while U.S. Under Secretary of State Keith Krach was in Taiwan on a three-day…