NewsMax is reporting today that Taiwan’s air force scrambled again on Sunday to warn away 27 Chinese aircraft that entered its air defense zone.
The article reports:
Chinese-claimed Taiwan has complained for a year or more of repeated missions by China’s air force near the democratically governed island, often in the southwestern part of its air defense identification zone, or ADIZ, close to the Taiwan-controlled Pratas Islands.
Over a four-day period beginning on Oct. 1, when China marked its national day, Taiwan said that nearly 150 PLA military aircraft entered its ADIZ, not territorial air space but a broader area Taiwan monitors and patrols that acts to give it more time to respond to any threats.
The latest Chinese mission included 18 fighters jets plus five nuclear-capable H-6 bombers, as well as, unusually, a Y-20 aerial refueling aircraft, the Taiwan ministry said.
The article concludes:
Those aircraft were accompanied by the refueling aircraft, suggesting China refueled the shorter-ranged fighters inflight, a skill that the country’s air force is still working to hone to enable it to project power further from China’s shores.
Taiwan sent combat aircraft to warn away the Chinese aircraft, while missile systems were deployed to monitor them, the ministry said.
There was no immediate comment from China, which has in the past said such moves were drills aimed at protecting the country’s sovereignty.
I don’t know if China plans to attack Taiwan during the Biden administration. I do know that the Biden family has substantial financial ties to China that might make it very difficult for President Biden to mount a strong objection to a Chinese attempt to take over Taiwan.
As I have said repeatedly, the world is a much safer place when America has a strong President. Unfortunately that is not currently the case.