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Taiwan reports largest ever incursion by Chinese air force

20 military planes enter identification zone in sharp escalation

Pilots of China's J-10 fighter jet from the People's Liberation Army Air Force prepare before a media demonstration at the Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base in Thailand.   © Reuters

TAIPEI (Reuters) -- Twenty Chinese military aircraft entered Taiwan's air defense identification zone on Friday, in the largest incursion yet reported by the island's defense ministry and marking a dramatic escalation of tension across the Taiwan Strait.

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