China Launches Balloon Barrage Against Taiwan


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A stream of suspected Chinese weather balloons crossed into Taiwan's airspace over the weekend in the largest such incursion on record, according to the island's government. Taipei's Defense Ministry, which began publicizing the floating devices in December, said six of them flew over Taiwan proper in the 24 hours to 6 a.m. local time on Sunday, the most in a single day. The balloons were among eight detected in that period, after the same number was discovered in the previous 24 hours, its daily report said. Chinese warplanes have been operating daily in Taiwan's air-defense identification zone (ADIZ) for over...