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China Condemns ‘Wanton Intervention’ in Taiwan, Deploys Aircraft


(Al Jazeera) China has said it will “never tolerate” foreign intervention in issues related to Taiwan, a self-ruled democratic island that China claims as its own, after Taiwan reported the largest ever incursion into its airspace of Chinese aircraft, and Beijing sent more ships to the South China Sea.

At least 28 Chinese air force aircraft, including fighters and nuclear-capable bombers, entered Taiwan’s air defence identification zone (ADIZ) on Tuesday, the government in Taiwan said.

The incident came after the Group of Seven leaders issued a joint statement on Sunday criticising China on a range of issues and reiterating the importance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait.

Asked at a news conference on Wednesday whether the military activity was related to the G7 statement, Ma Xiaoguang, spokesman for China’s Taiwan Affairs Office, blamed Taiwan’s government for the tensions.

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