A Taiwanese fighter jet shadows a PLA bomber over the Taiwan Strait. Photo: Handout
A Taiwanese fighter jet shadows a PLA bomber over the Taiwan Strait. Photo: Handout
Taiwan

Why does mainland China keep sending planes into Taiwan’s air defence zone?

  • The flights help train pilots and keep up the pressure on the island, but observers say they also help gather intelligence on the US and other countries
  • Beijing has never renounced the use of force to bring Taiwan back into the fold and the large-scale sorties help the PLA prepare for a possible invasion

Topic |   Taiwan
A Taiwanese fighter jet shadows a PLA bomber over the Taiwan Strait. Photo: Handout
A Taiwanese fighter jet shadows a PLA bomber over the Taiwan Strait. Photo: Handout
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