Taiwan condemns 'serious provocation' after Chinese jet incursion
Taiwanese authorities said multiple Chinese planes, including Su-30 fighter, J-10 fighter and Y-8 anti-submarine aircraft, intruded into Taiwan's Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) during China's large-scale military exercises on Wednesday and Thursday.
"Today, the PLA has chosen to conduct exercises near Taiwan; tomorrow it may engage in similar threats near other countries."
The ADIZ stretches beyond Taiwan's airspace and is used to give an early warning of possible incursions. China maintains a similar air defence zone.
The ministry accused Beijing of "introducing a factor of extreme instability" in the region and urged the international community to pay close attention to its "growing aggressiveness."
"Taiwan does not seek confrontation, but neither will it back down," the statement said.
Foreign minister Joseph Wu also tweeted condemnation of the incursion, calling it a "threat against the country & regional peace."
China views democratic and self-ruled Taiwan as its own territory and has vowed to one day seize it, by force if necessary.
Beijing has ramped up diplomatic, economic and military pressure on Taiwan since the 2016 election of President Tsai Ing-wen, who refuses to acknowledge that the island is part of "one China".