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Chinese J-10 fighter jet advances on Taiwan as tensions rise

Incident marks fourth consecutive day of entry into air defense identification zone

A J-10B fighter jet of the People's Liberation Army Air Force performs during the China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition, or Zhuhai Airshow in Zhuhai, Guangdong province, China.   © Reuters

TAIPEI -- A Chinese fighter jet approached Taiwan for the fourth consecutive day on Friday, Taiwanese defense officials said, a sign of rising cross-strait tensions as the island deepens its relationship with the U.S.

A People's Liberation Army Air Force Chengdu J-10 fighter jet entered Taiwan's southwest air defense identification zone during the noon hour, Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense said.

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