Most of the PLA’s more than 450 sorties towards Taiwan since January have concentrated on the southwestern part of the island’s air defence identification zone. Photo: EPA-EFE
Most of the PLA’s more than 450 sorties towards Taiwan since January have concentrated on the southwestern part of the island’s air defence identification zone. Photo: EPA-EFE

Why Chinese military flights towards Taiwan prefer southwestern zone

  • There is a strategic objective to the PLA flight paths but the needs of commercial airliners may also have a part to play
  • Most of the record number of sorties head towards the southwest of the island’s air defence identification zone

Topic |   China's military
Most of the PLA’s more than 450 sorties towards Taiwan since January have concentrated on the southwestern part of the island’s air defence identification zone. Photo: EPA-EFE
Most of the PLA’s more than 450 sorties towards Taiwan since January have concentrated on the southwestern part of the island’s air defence identification zone. Photo: EPA-EFE
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