Taiwan says detected 68 chinese warplanes 10 vessels near island

China is conducting new exercises on Taiwan.

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Aniruddha Chakraborty
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BY A STAFF REPORTER: Taiwan said on Thursday that China had flown 68 fighter jets in a single day and deployed 10 navy ships to the area around the island.

Taiwan's Defense Ministry said in a statement, citing China's military and navy, that 68 PLA aircraft and 10 PLA ships were identified around Taiwan between Wednesday and Thursday morning.

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On Wednesday, 35 Chinese warplanes were found around the autonomous island, some of which flew to join China's Shandong aircraft carrier for naval exercises in the Western Pacific.