Taiwan People Liberation Army's (PLA) Air Force again reported that a Chinese warplane entered the island's air defense identification zone (ADIZ). A PLA Air Force Shaanxi Y-8 anti-submarine warfare plane was tracked in the southwestern corner of the ADIZ on Thursday, ac to the reports. In response, Taiwan issued radio warnings and deployed air defense missile systems to track the PLAAF plane. This is the 11th intrusion by Chinese warplanes, Taiwan News reported TradeOlymp Trade [Adskeeper]
Let us tell you that Chinese warplanes have been spotted inside Taiwan's identification zone on July 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 21, and 22 respectively. From the last year, Beijing has stepped up its grey-zone tactics by regularly sending planes into Taiwan's ADIZ, with most instances occurring in the southwest corner of the zone and usually consisting of one to three slow-flying turboprop planes. Beijing claims supremacy over Taiwan, a democracy of almost 24 million people located off the southeastern coast of mainland China, despite the fact that the two sides have been governed separately for more than seven decades.
Few days ago China has threatened that "Taiwan's independence" means war. On June 1, Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged to complete reunification with self-ruled Taiwan and vowed to smash any attempts at formal independence for the island. Reacting to Xi's remarks, Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) accused the CCP of tightening its dictatorship in the name of national rejuvenation internally and attempting to alter the international order with its hegemonic ambitions externally, Focus Taiwan reported. "We urge the other side of the strait to learn from history and push for democratic reforms," the MAC said, calling on the CCP to stop imperialist behavior.