Chinese warplanes fly toward Taiwan

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China has flown more than 30 military planes toward Taiwan, the second large display of force in as many days.

Taiwan's Defence Ministry on Saturday said 39 aircraft entered Taiwan's air defence identification zone in two sorties, one during the day and one at night.

That followed a similar pattern on Friday, when 38 planes flew into the area south of the self-governing island.

China claims Taiwan, which lies off its east coast, as its territory.

The two split in 1949 during a civil war in which the Communists took control of mainland China and the rival Nationalists set up a government on Taiwan.

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