Tsai Ing-wen, pictured at an annual training exercise last month, has seen the number of PLA sorties increase since taking office in 2016. Photo: Handout
Tsai Ing-wen, pictured at an annual training exercise last month, has seen the number of PLA sorties increase since taking office in 2016. Photo: Handout
Taiwan

Chinese military sends record number of warplanes to test Taiwan’s air defences

  • In total 38 planes entered the island’s air defence identification zone in two waves on Friday
  • Analysts said the move may have been testing the PLA’s capacity to wear down its defences and send a warning to Taipei

Topic |   Taiwan
Tsai Ing-wen, pictured at an annual training exercise last month, has seen the number of PLA sorties increase since taking office in 2016. Photo: Handout
Tsai Ing-wen, pictured at an annual training exercise last month, has seen the number of PLA sorties increase since taking office in 2016. Photo: Handout
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