Taiwan's Defense Ministry said it was "monitoring the situation closely." The warplanes did not enter Taiwan's territorial airspace.
Ednews informs that more than 30 Chinese military aircraft entered Taiwan's air defense zone on Thursday, the Taiwanese Defense Ministry said.
The warplanes did not enter Taiwan's territorial airspace. China claims the self-governing island as part of its own territory and often conducts military exercises nearby.
Taiwanese Defense Ministry spokesperson Sun Li-fang said that Chinese warplanes began entering Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) at 5 a.m. local time (2100 GMT). In total, 37 aircraft took part in the mission, the ministry said.
"Some continued… towards the Western Pacific for long-range reconnaissance training," he said.
The ministry said that Taiwan is "monitoring the situation closely."
It said that Taiwan had sent aircraft and ships to keep watch and activated land-based missile systems.