SpaceWar.com reports: “Taiwan’s defence minister said China’s recent military activities were ‘abnormal’, after a spike in incursions by Chinese warplanes around the island this week.
China claims self-ruled Taiwan as its territory and has maintained it will seize it one day — by force, if necessary.
Beijing performs near-daily aerial incursions around the island, and on Monday Taiwan’s defence ministry reported a ‘recent high’ of 103 warplanes within a 24-hour window.
‘Our enemy’s recent movements are really quite abnormal,’ Taiwan’s defence minister Chiu Kuo-cheng told reporters outside parliament in Taipei on Friday.
‘Our initial analysis is that up to September, they have been doing joint exercises, including land, sea, air and amphibious,’ he said…”
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