7th Chinese fighter sighted near Taiwan could be from new deployment in SCS


TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For the seventh time in less than two weeks, a Chinese fighter jet approached Taiwan’s airspace on Sunday (June 21) in what could be part of a new deployment in the South China Sea (SCS) or combat training originating from deep within China.

At noon on Sunday, a People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) Chengdu J-10 was detected entering Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ), reported CNA. The Air Force responded by issuing a warning to the aircraft and dispatched an aerial reconnaissance and patrol aircraft to intercept it.

After the Taiwanese Air Force’s response, the Chinese plane departed Taiwan’s ADIZ. This incident marks the seventh time since June 9 that Chinese military aircraft have violated the country’s ADIZ.