Taiwan and Japan scramble jets after Chinese incursion
China being annoying once again.
TAIWAN/JAPAN — Taiwan and Japan both scrambled jets over the weekend after Chinese aircraft incursions.
According to Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense, or MND, two Chinese military aircraft crossed the median line of the Taiwan Strait at 11 a.m.
According to the MND, the Taiwan Air Force scrambled jets to intercept the two J-11 fighter planes.
According to a statement issued by the MND, the Chinese planes retreated to the west side of the median line after they were issued a radio warning.
According to CNN, on Saturday, the Japanese Self-Defense Force announced it also scrambled fighters after Chinese aircraft flew between the Japanese islands of Okinawa and Miyako.
Japan's Self Defense Forces said in a statement that the Chinese air force had sent four Xian H-6K long range bombers, one Shaanxi Y-8 electronic countermeasures aircraft, one Tupolev Tu-154 MD electronic intelligence plane and at least two fighter jets though international airspace between the two islands on Saturday.
According to the AFP, the flights come a week after the U.S. sailed a destroyer and a coast guard ship through the Taiwan Strait, angering Beijing.
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