Taiwan condemns the entry of 25 Chinese fighter jets during the national celebrations in Beijing

The Taiwan Defense Ministry has announced that 25 Chinese Army fighter jets entered the island’s airspace this Friday, over which Beijing will claim sovereignty.

The ministry’s record includes details of the invasion of 18 J-16 fighter jets, four Su-30s, two H6 bombers, and a Shaanxi Y-8 transport plane, all of which were the subject of a radio alarm from the Taiwan Air Force’s surveillance systems.

Taiwan condemns the entry of 25 Chinese fighter jets during the national celebrations in Beijing
Taiwan condemns the entry of 25 Chinese fighter jets during the national celebrations in Beijing

This Friday marked the second largest attack since the Taiwan Defense Ministry began disclosure in September 2020, after that on June 15 when up to 28 Chinese fighter jets entered the so-called Taiwan Air Defense Identification Zone.

It should be remembered that China considers the island to be part of its territory, even though it has been ruled by independent authorities since 1949.

The Taiwanese authorities want to invest 9,000 million dollars (around 8,000 million euros) in the purchase of weapons, including new missiles, in view of what they consider to be a “major threat” from China.

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing Wen is trying to modernize the island’s armed forces, for which increased funding is a priority, especially as Beijing is increasing diplomatic and military pressure on what it regards as a province under its sovereignty.

The amount is now part of the military budget for 2022, which has to be approved by parliament, where the ruling party has a majority of the seats.

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