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Chinese War Planes in Taiwan’s ADIZ: A Cross-Strait Escalation?

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About the Event

For the past year, Beijing has sent warplanes into Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on a near-daily basis. On China’s October 1 National Day and in the following days, Beijing sent more than 100 military aircraft into the area, prompting international criticism.  Why did Beijing increase the incursions? What do these developments mean for cross-Strait relations and the risks of conflict in the region?

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Gerald C. Brown

Gerald C. Brown - Gerald C. Brown is a Defense Analyst in Washington DC. His research focuses on nuclear deterrence, the People's Liberation Army, and cross-Strait security.

Jacques deLisle

Jacques deLisle - Jacques deLisle is the Chair of the Asia Program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He is also the Stephen A. Cozen Professor of Law, Professor of Political Science, and Director of the Center for the Study of Contemporary China at the University of Pennsylvania.