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China Sends Warplanes Near Taiwan After US Rejects Strait Claims

  • Third-largest incursion of year from People’s Liberation Army
  • Taipei to discuss arms sales in Washington this week: reports
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China sent its third-largest sortie of warplanes toward Taiwan this year, after the US rejected Chinese claims over the Taiwan Strait and reports of arms sales talks with Taipei in Washington. 

Twenty-nine Chinese aircraft, including six H-6 bombers and an electronic intelligence gathering plane, entered Taiwan’s southwestern air defense identification zone Tuesday, according to a tweet from the Ministry of National Defense in Taipei.