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Chinese J-20 Stealth Fighters are Flying Very Close to Taiwan

Chinese stealth fighter jets, submarine-hunting surveillance planes, and early warning aircraft have been on close-in patrols near Taiwan as part of what’s being called “real combat” preparations intended to set the stage for an invasion of the island.

Reports in the Chinese-government backed Global Times state that Y-8 anti-submarine aircraft, KJ-500 early warning aircraft, a Y-9 reconnaissance aircraft, and, perhaps of greatest significance, a 5th-Gen J-20 Stealth fighter is operating near Taiwan to prepare for war.

“The operations, aimed at gathering intelligence on the forces of Taiwan, the US and Japan including their submarine activities, troop deployments, and military facility situations, will prepare the PLA for a possible future battle,” the paper states.

An article says that a J-20 flew just minutes away from being able to strike and destroy Taiwanese and U.S. aircraft and 500km off the Taiwan coast, adding that J-20s could attack above Taiwan in a matter of 15 to 20 minutes.

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