Thursday, September 14, 2023

Taiwan reports 68 Chinese warplanes and 10 boats in the area of the island


TAIPEI: Taiwan reported on Thursday that in just one day, China had sent ten navy vessels and flown 68 warplanes over the island.

In a statement, Taiwan's defense ministry referred to China's army and navy as "68 PLA aircraft and 10 PLAN vessels around Taiwan were detected" between Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

Thirty-five Chinese warplanes were seen hovering around the self-governing island on Wednesday, according to Taipei, and some of them took off to join China's Shandong aircraft carrier for naval drills in the Western Pacific.

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