China news: Chinese jets and bombers descend on Taiwan airspace as Beijing stokes tensions | World | News

The Taiwanese Ministry of National Defense said that 27 Chinese military aircraft entered the southwest area of the nation’s Air Defense Identification Zone today. The Taiwanese Ministry of Defense tweeted: “27 PLA aircraft (KJ-500 AEW&C*2, Y-9 EW, H-6*5, Y-20 Aerial Refueling, J-10*6, J-11*4 and J-16*8) entered Taiwan’s southwest ADIZ on November 28, 2021.”

The news comes after China told the US not to “play Taiwan card” because it is a “losing hand”.

Beijing is fuming after US lawmakers recently visited the island democracy.

They state that interference from the US in Taiwan will impact relations with China

Following the visit from the US officials to Taipei, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian warned the US “not to play the Taiwan card, because it’s a bad card, and a losing hand”.

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Beijing sees Taiwan as its territory with no right to the trappings of a nation-state.

Recently China has stepped up pressure on countries to scale back or sever their relations with the island, even non-official ones.

China has also hit out at businesses that work closely with the authorities in Taiwan.

This means an individual or entity that dares to show support for the governing Taiwanese Democratic Progressive Party.

Firebrand foreign ministry spokesperson Zhu told reporters that, “businesses and financial sponsors associated with supporters of Taiwan independence will be penalised according to law.”

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