Nov 29, 2021 - World

Chinese jets enter Taiwan zone as Xi holds talks to strengthen military

Chinese President Xi Jinping  delivers a speech in July in Beijing

Chinese President Xi Jinping at a June event in Beijing. Photo: Liu Weibing/Xinhua via Getty Images

Taiwan's defense ministry reported another 27 Chinese aircraft entered the self-governed island's air defense identification zone on Sunday.

Why it matters: The latest of several Chinese military incursions into the zone this year came as China's President Xi Jinping met with generals to discuss further strengthening the country's armed forces, per Reuters.

Details: Taiwan's Defense Ministry said it deployed combat aircraft to "warn" the Chinese jets to leave, as well as missile systems to monitor the planes, according to Reuters.

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