Communist China Flies 52 Warplanes near Taiwan Defensive Zone

From US News… Beijing appears to believe now is the time to test America’s resolve in support of the island nation as it boasts of its military might.  China flew an unprecedented 52 warplanes near Taiwanese airspace on Monday, Taiwan’s Ministry of Defense reported, marking a troubling escalation as Beijing boasts of sending record numbers of attack aircraft at a time of heightened tensions.

The deployments come at a time of rising tensions in the region, with growing Western concern that Beijing believes now may be the time to attempt to annex the island nation – and increased brazenness from China.

“The PLA has done an excellent job!” the Chinese outlet proclaimed, referring to the People’s Liberation Army, the name for China’s military. “It is a clear and unmistakable declaration of China’s sovereignty over the island.

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