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Once again, Taiwan had to scramble fighter jets to warn off nine Chinese aircraft in Taiwanese airspace . Late last month, Taiwan has scrambled its fighters and activated its missile defense system after detecting 39 Chinese warplanes just outside its national airspace. The event comes as the United States is trying to find a way to accelerate delivery of fighter jets amid increasing tensions with China . Taiwan has deployed advanced, fourth generation fighter jets in a show of force to stand up to China. China has fifth-generation fighter jets, but so does the United States, who has backing Taiwan. The president of Taiwan has said that the threat from China is increasing every day , and she has confirmed that there are US military trainers assisting the Taiwanese. Last week, Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed to achieve a “peaceful reunification” with Taiwan , despite the threatening presence of Chinese fighters in Taiwanese airspace over the past months. In response, the Taiwanese president has vowed to defend Taiwan’s sovereignty . Biden has sided with China as tensions heat up between China and Taiwan, reiterating that the U.S. will abide by the “one China” policy ––meaning the US will follow the Chinese assertion that Taiwan is its territory. Taiwan has recorded a record number of Chinese jets in its airspace . This past summer, Chinese jets entered Taiwanese airspace multiple times. In June, China sent a massive force of 28 aircraft into Taiwanese airspace, including nuclear-capable bombers, the largest and […]