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Beijing flexes muscles with flights into Taiwan's ADIZ

Beijing has flexed its military muscles, sending its war planes for five straight days into Taiwan’s air defence zone in what was clearly intended as a pointed message to the island.

Fighter jets, bombers and spy planes from the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) flew an unprecedented 150 sorties starting on Oct 1 just as the mainland celebrated its National Day holiday and just days before Oct 10, when Taiwan celebrates its own National Day.

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