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How important is the median line in the Taiwan Strait?

Concern about the median line: Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen poses with naval officers in late August.

China’s military is increasingly crossing the invisible line between the mainland and Taiwan. On Thursday alone, Taiwan’s military observed 23 Chinese fighter jets on its side of the unofficial border. In previous days, fighter jets flew maneuvers over the line. In addition, dozens of aircraft and several warships have traversed the waters near Taiwan over the past week. Civilian drones also repeatedly fly from the Mainland to the small Taiwanese islands just a few kilometers off the coast. Taiwan stated it shot down one of them on Thursday over Kinmen near Xiamen.

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