Intellasia East Asia News – Chinese warplanes enter Taiwan airspace for 4th time in 2 weeks

A Chinese J-10 fighter jet and a Shaanxi Y-8 military transport plane had to be chased out of Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) in the fourth incident of its kind in two weeks, the Air Force said Wednesday (June 17). Just one day earlier, another J-10 had also crossed into Taiwan’s airspace. Each incursion […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – Chinese fighter jets buzz Taiwan again, stoking tensions

Chinese air force aircraft approached Taiwan on Thursday for the fifth time in 10 days, before being warned away by Taiwanese fighters, the island’s air force said, in a further ratcheting up of tensions across the sensitive Taiwan Strait. The Chinese J-10 and J-11 fighter aircraft flew into the southwestern part of Taiwan’s air defence […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – Taiwan warns off intruding Chinese aircraft for fourth time in nine days

Taiwan jets on Wednesday again had to warn off Chinese air force aircraft that approached the island, Taiwan’s military said, the fourth such encounter in nine days as China steps up its activity near the Chinese-claimed island. The Chinese J-10, a fighter plane, and Y-8, a propeller aircraft often used for surveillance missions, entered Taiwan’s […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – CORONAVIRUS/Parents urge Taiwan to lift ban on entry of their Chinese children

A parents association pleaded with the Taiwan government Wednesday to allow the return of their Chinese children who have been stranded in China since February, when Taiwan began to carry out border control measures against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Under the COVID-19 prevention measures, Chinese children who do not hold Taiwan passports are […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – Chinese warplanes enter Taiwan airspace for 4th time in 2 weeks

A Chinese J-10 fighter jet and a Shaanxi Y-8 military transport plane had to be chased out of Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) in the fourth incident of its kind in two weeks, the Air Force said Wednesday (June 17). Only the previous day, another J-10 also crossed into Taiwan’s airspace, with each incursion […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – Chinese J-10 fighter jet, two USAF refuelling aircraft fly near Taiwan

A Chinese J-10 fighter jet entered Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) Tuesday (June 16) morning, while two United States Air Force (USAF) KC-135 refuelling jets approached the island from the north and east, according to media reports. Despite the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Chinese warplanes have continued to violate Taiwan’s airspace over the past […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – Taiwan jets ‘drive away’ intruding Chinese fighter plane, third intrusion in days

Taiwan air force jets “drove away” a Chinese fighter plane that briefly entered Taiwan’s air defence identification zone on Tuesday, the defence ministry said, reporting the third intrusion in a week. The single J-10 fighter was given radio warnings to leave before the Taiwanese air force jets ushered the intruder out of the airspace southwest […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – Taiwanese war correspondent’s remarks anger former Chinese military officer

Taiwanese war correspondent Liang Tung-ping last Tuesday (June 9) angered a retired officer of China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) by claiming on a talk show that even if China fired 30,000 missiles, the country would still not be able to completely defeat Taiwan. Liang, who was previously stationed in Iraq to report on the Iraq […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – Taiwan says Chinese fighter briefly enters defence zone

Taiwan said a Chinese fighter jet briefly entered its air defence zone on Tuesday, the third incursion in a week, prompting the island to scramble its own aircraft in response. Beijing views democratic self-ruled Taiwan as its own territory and has vowed to one day seize it, by force if necessary. Taiwan scrambled aircraft after […]

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Beijing enacts more curbs to stop spread of coronavirus out of Chinese capital – Times of India

BEIJING: Beijing authorities imposed more restrictions to stop the spread of a fresh outbreak of coronavirus in the Chinese capital to other provinces, banning outbound travel of high-risk people and suspending some transportation services out of the city. Beijing officials reported on Tuesday 27 new confirmed Covid-19 cases for June 15, taking the cumulative number […]

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