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Indo-Pacific

China sends 39 aircraft into Taiwan ADIZ, countering big U.S. drill

Largest incursion since October includes 34 jet fighters and a bomber

China sent multiple J-16 fighters and reconnaissance planes into Taiwan's ADIZ on Jan. 23. (File photos courtesy of Taiwan's Defense Ministry) 

NEW YORK -- China sent 39 military aircraft into Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ), the island's Defense Ministry said Sunday, in an escalation of tensions in the Taiwan Strait.

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