China’s air force on Saturday sent 20 military aircraft into Taiwan airspace, the second incursion in less than 24 hours, NBC News reports.
Driving the news: Taiwan reported on Friday that 38 aircraft entered its air defense identification zone (ADIZ) , the largest Chinese incursion into the area to date, per NBC News.
The Friday wave of aircraft surpassed the previous record in June during which 28 Chinese military planes that flew into Taiwan’s air defense zone. Both recent incursions came as Beijing marks the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic.
What they’re saying: “China has been wantonly engaged in military aggression, damaging regional peace,” Taiwan Premier Su Tseng-chang said on Saturday morning, per NBC News.