Taiwan reports eight Chinese balloons crossing Taiwan Strait

By Thomson Reuters Feb 9, 2024 | 7:12 PM

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan’s defence ministry said on Saturday it had detected eight Chinese balloons crossing the Taiwan Strait in the previous 24 hours.

Taiwan, which China claims as its own territory, has since December reported a spate of Chinese balloons flying nearby or over the island.

(Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Editing by William Mallard)