About 30 Chinese planes entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone

Beijing called the operation a response to a statement by the G7 countries calling for a peaceful resolution of tensions in the Taiwan Strait

Taiwan’s Defense Ministry said Tuesday that 28 Chinese warplanes flew near its borders.

A formation of several fighters and bombers entered the southwestern part of Taiwan’s air defense identification zone, the military said.

Taiwan’s air force responded by deploying several planes and launching air defense systems.

A Chinese government spokesman said the operation was in response to a statement issued at the end of the G7 summit on Sunday that called for a peaceful resolution of tensions in the Taiwan Strait.

He accused the G7 leaders of interfering in China’s internal affairs.