Four PLA J-16 fighter jets were among the aircraft which took part in the joint forces patrol near Taiwan on Tuesday, according to the island’s defence ministry. Photo: Handout
Four PLA J-16 fighter jets were among the aircraft which took part in the joint forces patrol near Taiwan on Tuesday, according to the island’s defence ministry. Photo: Handout

Beijing responds to US lawmakers’ Taiwan visit with joint forces patrol

  • Senators arrived on board a military aircraft, prompting rebuke and added pressure with ‘combat readiness’ drill near Taiwan Strait
  • It is the first time the PLA has combined different forces into a single exercise which included four fighter jets and two surveillance planes

Topic |   China's military
Four PLA J-16 fighter jets were among the aircraft which took part in the joint forces patrol near Taiwan on Tuesday, according to the island’s defence ministry. Photo: Handout
Four PLA J-16 fighter jets were among the aircraft which took part in the joint forces patrol near Taiwan on Tuesday, according to the island’s defence ministry. Photo: Handout
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