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Taiwan reports major Chinese air incursion after CPTPP bid

Taipei denounces 'harassment' from 24-plane flyby

The Chinese incursion involved two Shaanxi Y-8 planes. (Photo courtesy of Taiwan's Defense Ministry)

TAIPEI -- Twenty-four Chinese military aircraft entered Taiwanese airspace Thursday, according to Taiwan's defense ministry, less than a day after Taipei announced its bid to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.

The incursions into Taiwan's southwestern air-defense identification zone included 14 Shenyang J-16 fighter jets and two Shaanxi Y-8 planes.

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