Taiwan Reports Record Number of Chinese PLAN Vessels in Waters Around Island

Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense reported that between Friday and Saturday, a record number of 16 Chinese PLA Navy vessels were in the waters around the island in a single 24 hour time window, marking the largest incursion since August 2022 when these numbers began to be tracked.

The days prior to Friday saw dozens of PLA military aircraft cross into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ), which has become common place over the past year.