Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs reports that Senator Tammy Duckworth has flown to Taipei. On the same day, 30 Chinese military aircraft, including 22 fighters, entered the Taiwan Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) from the southwest.

According to the information provided by the Ministry, Tammy Duckworth will meet with prominent representatives of the Taiwanese government during the three-day visitAmong them, President Tsai Ing-wen, Prime Minister Su Tseng-chang and Economy Minister Wang Meihua, will also attend a banquet organized by Foreign Minister Joseph Wu. During the meetings, issues will be discussed Taiwan-US cooperation, regional security, trade and investment.

Previously, the senator visited Taiwan in June 2021 with Senators Dan Sullivani and Christopher Koons.

This is not the only recent visit of US representatives to Taiwan. In April, a group of six members of Congress headed by Senator Lindsey Graham came to the country to meet with senior representatives of the Taiwanese government.

same day 30 aircraft of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army penetrated the Taiwan Air Defense Identification Zone from the southwest. In response, the Taiwan side sent its own combat aircraft (CAP) to monitor the situation. Missile defense systems were activated and radio alerts were sent.

The 30 aircraft included six Shenyang J-16s, eight Shenyang J-11s, four Chengdu J-10s, two Su-30s, two Sukhoi Su-35s, two Shaanxi KJ-500 early warning aircraft, and six Shaanxi Y-8 model.

While it has become common for the Chinese military to breach Taiwan’s ADIZ in recent months, it has also become The second largest number of aircraft this year entered the region in a single day. The previous major breach occurred in January, when 39 aircraft entered the Abu Dhabi area.

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