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Taiwan ready to 'fire back' if Chinese forces attack: military sources

Taiwan said that it will 'fire back' of attacked by China and will not make any provocative moves according to a military source amid rising tensions across the Taiwan Strait.

Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) held a series of briefings at the Air Force Combatant Command to ensure that Taiwan's fighter jet pilots follow protocol for engaging enemy threats in the air, CNA reported.

Taiwan will not fire the first shot, but it will exercise its right to defend itself and will "definitely fire back if fired upon," the source said.

Its military will continue its efforts to beef up its defense capability in that area, amid the growing threat across the strait.

Recent incursions include two Chinese bombers and 16 fighter jets crossed the median line of the strait Friday, and a fleet of 19 military aircraft from China flew into Taiwan's air defense identification zone.


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