China's government issues warning after sending record 28 planes over Taiwan
China's government issued a warning to "foreign forces" after Taiwan reported a record of 28 Chinese military aircraft flying over the airspace of the self-governing island, according to Reuters.
Why It Matters: The warning and use of aircraft, including fighter jets and bombers, comes after G7 leaders issued a statement on Sunday calling on the Chinese government to respect human rights and promote peace and "stability in." the cross-strait "to demand.
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What they say: "We will never condone attempts to seek independence or willful interference by foreign forces in the Taiwan issue, so we must respond decisively to these agreements," Chinese government spokesman Ma Xiaoguang told Reuters.
The big picture: Taiwan's status, which the Chinese government claims is a breakaway province, is one of the most sensitive political issues between Washington and Beijing.
The 28 aircraft deployed on Tuesday beat the previous record of 25 aircraft sent over Taiwan by the Chinese government in April.
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