A Shenyang J-16 fighter jet. Close to 30 warplanes, including 14 Shenyang J-16 fighter jets, entered Taiwan’s air defence identification zone on June 15, Taiwan’s defence ministry said. Photo: Handout
A Shenyang J-16 fighter jet. Close to 30 warplanes, including 14 Shenyang J-16 fighter jets, entered Taiwan’s air defence identification zone on June 15, Taiwan’s defence ministry said. Photo: Handout
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Letters | Chinese flights near Taiwan understandable given history, tensions

  • The history behind Taiwan’s air defence identification zone and the lack of formality around the median line help explain China’s recent actions
  • Even so, the biggest driver of flights towards the island is the tension between Beijing and Taipei

Topic |   Taiwan
A Shenyang J-16 fighter jet. Close to 30 warplanes, including 14 Shenyang J-16 fighter jets, entered Taiwan’s air defence identification zone on June 15, Taiwan’s defence ministry said. Photo: Handout
A Shenyang J-16 fighter jet. Close to 30 warplanes, including 14 Shenyang J-16 fighter jets, entered Taiwan’s air defence identification zone on June 15, Taiwan’s defence ministry said. Photo: Handout
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