Taiwan’s defence ministry said that 30 Chinese military aircraft, two-thirds of them fighter jets, entered the southwestern part of its air defence identification zone on Monday and that it had scrambled its own air force and deployed air defence missile systems in response. Al Jazeera reports that so far in 2022, Taiwan has reported 465 incursions, a near 50 percent increase from the same period last year. The increasing activity is adding to pressure on Taiwan’s air force, which on Tuesday suspended flight training of new pilots after reporting its second fatal accident this year.
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