Taiwan scrambles jets as China fighters cross Taiwan Strait median line

A man watches a CCTV news broadcast, showing a fighter jet during joint military operations near Taiwan by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) Eastern Theatre Command, at a shopping center in Beijing, China.

Taiwan scrambled jets on Friday to warn away 49 Chinese aircraft in its air defence zone, the Taiwanese defence ministry said.

All 49 Chinese aircraft crossed the Taiwan Strait median line, a ministry statement said.

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