Taiwan Vows ‘Forceful Expulsion’ of Chinese Fighters

Taiwan Vows ‘Forceful Expulsion’ of Chinese Fighters
Shao Jing/Xinhua via AP

The sense of enmity on the waters of the Taiwan Strait has risen significantly following what the Taiwanese government called a “reckless and provocative” flight by two Chinese fighter jets into Taiwan's airspace last Sunday.

The Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) Shenyang J-11 fighters crossed the median line in the Taiwan Strait, violating what Taiwan's foreign ministry called a “long-held tacit agreement” in a tweet. Chinese aircraft conduct regular operations in the Strait and often approach Taiwanese airspace, but they rarely cross the median line separating China and Taiwan.

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