With Joe Biden’s massive failure in Afghanistan still fresh in everyone’s mind, China is testing the weakened Biden by sending dozens of warplanes flying over Taiwan’s airspace.
The country of Taiwan has reported a record number of enemy warplanes violating its air space as China continues to rattle sabers and claim that the Island nation belongs to Beijing and is not a sovereign nation.
Last Saturday alone the Taiwan government reported that 39 Chinese military planes flew into Taiwanese airspace. And on Friday, it was 38.
The incursions on Saturday came in two batches — 20 planes during daytime hours and 19 planes at night, the ministry said in two statements. They were made by 26 J-16 fighter jets, 10 Su-30 fighter jets, two Y-8 anti-submarine warning aircraft and one KJ-500 airborne early warning and control plane, the Defense Ministry said.Trending:
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Taipei, Taiwan (CNN)Taiwan has reported a record number of incursions by Chinese warplanes into its air defense identification zone (ADIZ) for the second day in a row, Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense said on Saturday night.
The self-governing island said a total of 39 Chinese military aircraft entered the ADIZ on Saturday, one more than the 38 planes it spotted on Friday.
The 38 and 39 planes respectively are the highest number of incursions Taiwan has reported in a day since it began publicly reporting such activities last year.
The incursions on Saturday came in two batches — 20 planes during daytime hours and 19 planes at night, the ministry said in two statements. They were made by 26 J-16 fighter jets, 10 Su-30 fighter jets, two Y-8 anti-submarine warning aircraft and one KJ-500 airborne early warning and control plane, the Defense Ministry said.
In response to the incursions, the Taiwanese air force scrambled aircraft, issued radio warnings, and deployed air defense missiles systems, the ministry added.
Maps provided by the Taiwan Defense Ministry showed all of the Chinese flights on Saturday were in the extreme southwestern part of the island’s ADIZ.
The previous single-day record was 28 Chinese military planes.
19 PLA aircraft (J-16*12, SU-30*6 and KJ-500 AEW&C) entered #Taiwan’s southwest ADIZ on the night of October 2, 2021. Please check our official website for more information: https://t.co/Vl6bWi8Cem pic.twitter.com/6IK77Bd3wY
— 國防部 Ministry of National Defense, R.O.C. 🇹🇼 (@MoNDefense) October 2, 2021
With the red Chinese upping the ante of airspace incursions, this is a clear indication that they don’t fear the reaction of the United States at all.
Joe Biden is too weak to do anything about this and the Chinese know that Biden has emboldened all of America’s enemies.
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