China Deployed Over 1,700 Military Planes Around Taiwan in 2023

January 8, 2024


A total of 1,709 Chinese warplanes were tracked entering Taiwan’s air defense identification zone last year.

This aerial activity, which now occurs on a near-daily basis, is reported by the Taiwan Defense Ministry. The Taiwan ADIZ Violations Database, compiled by independent defense analyst Benjamin Lewis, illustrates a marked escalation in Chinese military operations near Taiwan in recent years.

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