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by Imogen Braddick, theSun.com, Septbember 23, 2021
Taiwan's air force scrambled on Thursday to warn off the Chinese aircraft which entered its air defence zone, Taiwan's defence ministry said.
It marks the latest uptick in tensions across the Taiwan Strait.
The Chinese aircraft included 12 J-16 fighters and two nuclear-capable H-6 bombers, the ministry said.
It comes just days after China flew 10 fighter jets into Taiwan airspace after sending planes over 15 times in two weeks.
Beijing has sent different aircrafts including fighter jets, spotter planes and bombers into Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) every day this month, except for September 2.
China has been ramping up its gray zone tactics for the past year by routinely sending aircraft into the zone.
Chinese aircrafts have been tracked in Taiwan's airspace 155 times so far this year, according to the latest data.
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China regards Taiwan as part of its territory and has long threatened to use force to bring it under its control.
It comes after Taiwan staged chilling biowarfare defence drills amid fears China is creating weaponised coronaviruses in preparation for World War Three.
Troops began this week by simulating a biological and chemical attack by Beijing as well as preventing a decapitation strike against their president.
Drills are taking place throughout Taiwan as well as on the Taiwan Straits as part of its largest annual military exercise, and involve both standing and select reserve forces.
Taiwan recently proposed extra defence spending of $8.69 billion over the next five years - including on new missiles - as it warned of an urgent need to upgrade weapons in the face of a "severe threat" from China.
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen has made modernising the armed forces a priority, especially as Beijing ramps up its military and diplomatic pressure against the island it claims as "sacred" Chinese territory.
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