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TAIWAN IS DONE! China Sent Nearly 1,000 Military Aircraft Near Taiwan in 2021.

TAIWAN IS DONE! China Sent Nearly 1,000 Military Aircraft Near Taiwan in 2021.

China Sent Nearly 1,000 Military Aircraft Near Taiwan in 2021.
The Chinese military has sent nearly 1,000 warplanes into Taiwan’s air defense buffer zone this year and continues to conduct air and naval exercises targeting the island as well as other foreign military forces in the region, the Taiwanese Defense Ministry said in its year-end report.
Senior defense officials in Taipei told a parliamentary hearing on Wednesday that China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) was approaching the capability to impose a full blockade of Taiwan, a scenario that would pose “a serious challenge and threat” to Taiwan’s defenses.

Taiwan Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng said China hasn’t renounced the use of force as an option to achieve its goal of seizing the democratic island, which has been autonomous from Beijing for more than seven decades. The Chinese Communist Party’s overt “military threats and provocations” are continuing at an unprecedented level, he told the Taiwanese legislature’s Foreign and National Defense Committee.

The Defense Ministry told lawmakers it had detected more than 940 PLA aircraft in Taiwan’s air defense identification zone since the start of the year. The figure is nearly three times that of 2020, when officials estimated there were around 380 total ADIZ incursions.

An ADIZ is self-declared and not regulated under international law. It extends beyond a country’s territorial airspace and acts as a buffer for the identification of approaching civilian and military aircraft. Taiwan’s neighbors including China, Japan and South Korea all operate their own ADIZs.

On Wednesday, the Defense Ministry said Taiwan’s air force had scrambled interceptors against two PLA fighters and a pair of support aircraft. The latest flights brought the number of sorties to 950 as of December 22.

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