• Taiwan says Chinese patrol aircraft entered its airspace

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    TAIPEI: Taiwan’s air force scrambled fighter jets to track two Chinese Y-8 maritime patrol aircraft which intruded into the island’s airspace, a senior air force officer said on Tuesday. One plane entered Taiwan’s ADIZ (air defense identification zone) at 8:33 a.m. Monday and another at 2:31 p.m., en route to a disputed area in the South China Sea. The planes had taken off from the mainland’s southeastern province of Guangdong. Taiwan scrambled Mirage 2000-5s and Indigenous Defense Fighters. “We followed them closely to make sure they left our ADIZ,” Air Force Major General Hsiung Hou-chi told reporters, declining to say how many fighters were mobilized in the two missions.

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