Chinese military continues to cross into Taiwan’s ID zone

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  • Taiwan warns of surge in tensions as Chinese planes cross median line
  • Taiwan’s defense ministry warned on Tuesday of a possible “sharp increase” in military tensions after reporting renewed Chinese military activity including fighter jets crossing the sensitive median line of the Taiwan Strait.
  • The ministry said that on Tuesday morning, it spotted 12 Chinese military aircraft in its air defense identification zone, of which seven crossed the median line – six J-10 fighters and a single drone.
  • Five Chinese ships also carried out “combat readiness patrols”, the ministry said, without giving a location.

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