Beijing sends more than 30 warplanes towards Taiwan as US and China announce talks


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US national security adviser Jake Sullivan and Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi are in Bangkok for talks. Photographs: AP China has sent more than 30 warplanes and a group of navy ships towards Taiwan, according to the island’s ministry for defence. The military pressure comes on the heels of an announcement that senior US and Chinese representatives were expected to meet in the Thai capital as the two countries seek to cool tensions. The Chinese People’s Liberation Army sent 33 aircraft, including SU-30 fighters, and six navy vessels around Taiwan, between 6am on Friday to 6am on Saturday. Of these,...