Axios: China flies at least 19 warplanes in Taiwan airspace
Tue September, 2020, Age: 2 years
China late Friday flew at least 19 fighter jets and bombers into Taiwan airspace — just ahead of a series of meetings between a senior American diplomat and leaders of the self-ruled island, according to the R.O.C Ministry of National Defense. These drills represent the latest in an escalation of military activity around the Taiwan Strait, contributing to rising tensions over the question of Taiwan sovereignty as the U.S. appears to throw its support behind the island nation with increased high-level visits and arms sales. The heightened activity, combined with souring diplomatic relations, raises the possibility of an accidental collision or other misunderstanding which could further worsen affairs in the region.