TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese fighter jets crossed over the median line of the Taiwan Strait and into the country’s airspace on Monday morning (Aug. 10), one day after U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar landed in Taiwan.
At 4:48 p.m. on Sunday (Aug. 9), Azar and the delegation, which was aboard a U.S. Air Force C-40B aircraft, touched down at Taipei’s Songshan Airport. Azar’s trip to Taiwan marks the first by an American HHS head and the first by a U.S. Cabinet-level official since 2014.
The Ministry of National Defense’s Air Force Command Headquarters on Monday announced that Shenyang J-11 and Chengdu J-10 fighter jets belonging to the (PLAAF) crossed the median line of the Taiwan Strait, the unofficial airspace boundary between the two countries, for a brief period at 9 a.m. on Monday morning. After the PLAAF fighters ignored a verbal warning, Taiwanese aircraft swiftly intercepted the warplanes and drove them away from Taiwan’s airspace…
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