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Taiwan Says Chinese Plane Flew Close to Remote Island

The Matsu islands have been controlled by Taiwan since the defeated Republic of China government fled to Taipei in 1949 after losing a civil war with the Communists.
Chess pieces are seen in front of displayed China and Taiwan's flags in this illustration taken January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration
Chess pieces are seen in front of displayed China and Taiwan’s flags in this illustration taken January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

A small Chinese civilian aircraft flew very close to a remote Taiwanese-controlled island next to China’s coast earlier this month, Taiwan’s defence ministry said on Tuesday, adding China may be trying a new strategy to test its reactions.

Taiwan has complained for the last two years of repeated Chinese military activity near it, mostly China’s air force flying into Taiwan’s air defence zone off its southwestern and southern coasts though relatively far away from Taiwan itself.

Taiwan, which China claims as its own territory and has upped pressure to get Taipei to accept its sovereignty, has termed this “grey zone warfare” designed to wear out its air force and probe its abilities.

The ministry said the aircraft flew very near to Dongyin, part of the Matsu archipelago off the coast of China’s Fujian province, on Feb. 6.

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