China has flown 10 fighter jets into Taiwan airspace after sending planes over 15 times in two weeks, reigniting World War 3 fears.
Taipei’s Defense Ministry said 10 Chinese military planes entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) today, marking the 15th intrusion just this month.
In response, Taiwan reportedly dispatched air patrol troops to respond, issued radio warnings, and deployed air defense missile systems to monitor the activity.
The aircrafts flown into the southwest corner of Taiwan’s ADIZ were a Y-8 anti-submarine aircraft 1 sortie, one Y-8 reconnaissance aircraft, two J-11 sorties, and six J-16 sorties, according to UK Sun.
Yesterday, Two People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) Shenyang J-16 fighter jets and one Shaanxi Y-8 electronic warfare aircraft went into the airspace according to the Ministry of National Defense (MND).
Beijing has sent different aircrafts including fighter jets, spotter planes and bombers into ADIZ every day this month, except for on September 2, reports Taiwan News.
According to data from the MND, Chinese aircrafts have been tracked in Taiwan’s ADIZ 155 times this year.
It comes after Taiwan staged chilling biowarfare defence drills amid fears China is creating weaponised coronaviruses in preparation for World War 3.
Troops at the 37th Han Kuang war games began this week by simulating a biological and chemical attack by Beijing as well as preventing a decapitation strike against their president.
Drills are taking place throughout Taiwan as well as on the Taiwan Straits as part of its largest annual military exercise, reports Newsweek, and involve both standing and select reserve forces.
Army troops in Tainan have been trained in treatment and decontamination as part of a mock bioweapon attack, with soldiers triaged and sent to field hospitals, Taiwan’s Defense Ministry said.
Combat exercises have also seen armed forces practice combat preservation, with Taiwan’s fighter jets, main battle tanks and warships relocated to assigned shelters in preparation for counterattack.
On Tuesday, Taiwan’s military police simulated attacks on critical infrastructure, according to its Defense Military, with defence drills conducted along the Tamsui River estuary.
The report also added that Taiwan’s simulation drills come as it is feared China could have spent decades illicitly researching biological weapons at dozens of secretive sites ahead of a potential apocalyptic World War 3.