On Wednesday, the government announced that 19 Chinese aircraft had been spotted in Taiwan’s air defense zone.
The Taiwanese government noted that this had been the second day of a considerable number of Chinese aircraft breaching its air defense zone. The defense ministry stated that 21 planes had been detected within the last day, part of Beijing’s ongoing military pressure campaign.
Taiwan has been voicing its discontent with the Chinese military’s increased presence surrounding the island for several years as China attempts to exercise its sovereignty rights over the region.
The Chinese government has defended its actions in the region, stating they are necessary to safeguard its sovereign borders and to caution the US against any cooperation with Taiwan. However, this has yet to be well-received by those in Taipei.