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Taiwan detects 15 Chinese military aircraft; 6 vessels close to Island

Taipei, June 23 (UNI) The Taiwanese military has detected 15 aircraft and 6 vessels of the Chinese armed forces close to the island over the past 24 hours, the Taiwanese Defense Ministry said on Thursday.
“15 PLA aircraft and 6 PLAN [navy] vessels operating around Taiwan were detected up until 6 a.m. … [22:00 on Saturday, GMT] today. 8 of the aircraft entered Taiwan's northern and SW ADIZ [air defense identification zone],” the ministry said on X.
In May, the Chinese armed forces carried out comprehensive military drills around Taiwan, two days after the new head of the island's administration, Lai Ching-te, assumed office. He is expected to continue his predecessor's pro-independence policy.
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