Constant sorties by China's air force a significant escalation of military pressure on Taiwan: Analysts

Analysts say that although a military invasion is not imminent, the sorties mark a significant escalation of military pressure.
Analysts say that although a military invasion is not imminent, the sorties mark a significant escalation of military pressure.PHOTO: REUTERS

BEIJING - China has sent war planes into Taiwan's air defence zone for four days in a row, in a show of force just as the mainland celebrates its National Day holiday.

Analysts say that although a military invasion is not imminent, the sorties mark a significant escalation of military pressure just days before Oct 10, when Taiwan celebrates its own National Day.

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