Taipei (Taiwan): Many countries of the world are still battling the coronavirus pandemic, but China is bent on creating problems for its neignbours.
Nine Chinese military aircraft once again entered the Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) of Taiwan. This is the 17th Chinese intrusion into Taiwan's airspace this month.
Five People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) Shenyang J-16 fighter jets, two Shaanxi Y-8 anti-submarine warfare aircraft, a Shaanxi Y-8 electronic warfare aircraft and a Shaanxi Y-8 reconnaissance aircraft had entered Taiwan's ADIZ.
In response to this, Taiwan scrambled fighter planes, broadcast radio warnings, and deployed air defense missile systems to track the PLAAF aircraft.
Since September last year, Beijing has pursued its gray zone strategy by regularly sending planes to Taiwan's ADIZ, with the majority of examples occurring southwest of the zone.
Initially these intrusions were usually carried out by one to three slow-flying turboprops. However, in the past month, China has begun sending large fighter jets, including fighter jets (J-10s and J-16s) into the region.
ADIZ is an area that transcends the airspace of a country where air traffic controllers ask incoming aircraft to identify themselves. The gray zone strategy is defined as "a series of efforts or efforts beyond steady-state detention and assurances that attempt to achieve security objectives without anyone for the direct and large use of force."
According to MND data, Chinese aircraft have been detected in Taiwan's detection area in March, 17 times in February and 27 times in January, while last year they were traded 19 times in December, 22 times in November and 22 times in October, one on 22 October. The drone was seen including.