Taiwan scrambles jets as China planes cross 'sensitive' region of island

China had earlier announced combat drills and denounced what it called collusion between the island, which it claims as part of its territory, and the US

His remarks comes days after the US State Department last week approved Taiwan's request for the re-certification of its Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) air defence missiles

US Undersecretary for Economic Affairs Keith Krach arrived in Taipei on Thursday for a three-day visit

Taiwan scrambled fighter jets as 18 Chinese aircraft buzzed the island, crossing the sensitive mid-line of the Taiwan Strait, in response to a senior US official holding talks in Taipei.

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First Published: Sep 19 2020 | 1:45 AM IST

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