CHINA-US: PLAAF AIRCRAFT INCREASE SORTIES INTO TAIWAN AIR SPACE disclosed that a PLA military aircraft entered the southwest airspace of Taiwan at 8:30, 8:55, and 9:47 on April 25, morning. The altitude was between 3000 and 7000 meters, but it was only low at 9:47 when it flew at a height of "30 meters" setting a new low altitude record. PLA military aircraft entered Taiwan’s airspace on a total of 98 days this year, with a total of 297 “broadcast evictions” recorded. It said aircraft entered Taiwan's airspace in 2021 for a total of 82 days, reaching 273 sorties (as of April 25th), and in this month the number reached 100 sorties. It quoted Zhang Chunhui, spokesperson for the PLA Eastern Theater Command, as stating that Taiwan and its affiliated islands are a sacred and inalienable part of China’s territory. Zhang Chunhui also emphasized that theatre troops have the determination and ability to thwart all "Taiwan independence" separatist activities, resolutely safeguard national sovereignty, security and territorial integrity, and resolutely maintain peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait.

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