Taiwan reports new large-scale Chinese air force incursion
The Straits Times|January 25, 2022
Island’s Defence Ministry scrambles fighters to warn away 39 aircraft in latest incident

TAIPEI Taiwan yesterday reported the largest incursion since October by China’s air force in its air defence zone, with the island’s Defence Ministry saying its fighters had scrambled on Sunday to warn away 39 aircraft in the latest uptick in tensions.

Taiwan, which China claims as its own territory, has complained for more than a year of repeated missions by China’s air force near the democratically governed island, often in the south-western part of its air defence identification zone (ADIZ) close to the Taiwan-controlled Pratas Islands.

Taiwan calls China’s repeated military activities “grey zone” warfare, designed to both wear out Taiwan’s forces by making them repeatedly scramble, and also to test Taiwan’s responses.

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