Taiwan is reporting new large-scale incursion by China's Air Force into its air defense zone, escalating tensions in the Taiwan Strait.
The island's defense ministry said on Sunday that 39 Chinese aircraft -- including fighter jets and a bomber -- entered its air defense identification zone.
Taiwan's military scrambled jets, issued radio warnings, and deployed its air defense missile systems to monitor the fleet's activities.
It's the largest incursion sent by Beijing since October 2021.
The incident marks the latest in a series of what Taipei calls "gray zone" warfare -- designed to both wear out Taiwan's forces by making them repeatedly scramble, and also to test Taiwan's response.