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China Continues Taiwan Flybys With Record 56 Warplanes

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  • White House calls moves ‘destabilizing,’ risk miscalculation
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Chinese warplanes again made sorties in record numbers close to Taiwan on Monday, continuing their display of military might over the past four days. 

People’s Liberation Army aircraft conducted 56 flights near Taiwan on Monday, with 52 fighter jets detected during daylight hours and another four at night, Taiwan’s Defense Ministry said on Twitter. It follows the transit of Taiwan’s air defense identification zone by 16 Chinese aircraft on Sunday, 39 on Saturday and 38 on Friday.