Oyogist has learned that Taiwan has reported 38 Chinese military jets flying into its air defence zone.
According to Taiwan’s defence ministry, the aircraft, including nuclear-capable bombers, entered its air defence identification zone (ADIZ) in two waves
Taiwan responded by scrambling its jets and deploying missile systems.
China over the years has seen democratic Taiwan as a breakaway province, but Taiwan sees itself as a sovereign state.
“China has been wantonly engaged in military aggression, damaging regional peace,” Taiwan Premier Su Tseng-chang told reporters on Saturday.
The government in Beijing – which is marking 72 years since the founding of the People’s Republic of China – has so far made no public comment.
But it has previously said such flights were to protect its sovereignty and also targeted “collusion” between Taiwan and the US.
China and Taiwan have been since divided during the civil war in the 1940s, but Beijing insists the island will be reclaimed at some point, by force if necessary