22 Chinese Jets Crossed Taiwan Strait 'Median Line', Says Taipei's Defence Ministry

In this file photo released by Xinhua news agency, a Chinese military H-6K bomber is seen conducting training exercises, as the PLA air force conducted a combat air patrol in the South China Sea in 2017. (Image: AP)

China sent 22 fighter jets across the “median line" running down the Taiwan Strait on Thursday, Taipei’s defence ministry said in its latest briefing on large-scale military drills conducted by Beijing’s forces.

The Ministry of National Defense said “air defense missile systems" were deployed to track the jets and radio warnings were broadcast, according to an update on its website.

The median line is unofficial but largely adhered to the border that runs down the middle of the Taiwan Strait, which separates Taiwan and China.

It is rare for military jets to cross it.

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