More than 40 Chinese warplanes flew over Taiwan’s air defence zone on Saturday, as part of military drills that Taiwan called “irrational and provocative”.
About 26 Chinese aircraft crossed the median line of the Taiwan Strait, Taiwan’s ministry of defence said.
It said Beijing was trying to influence Taiwan’s upcoming election.
China said the drills would test its forces’ ability to fight in “combat conditions”, state media reported.
The People’s Liberation Army “launched joint air and sea patrols and military exercises of the navy and air force around the island…