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Reports of Taiwan shooting down a Chinese fighter jet, proven to be false

By Ritika Nath

Taiwan’s Ministry of Defence on Friday denied all the reports of shooting down the Chinese Su-35 fighter jet and claimed that it’s all rumours and false news.

Reports have been rapidly spreading on the social networking sites throughout Friday afternoon that was involved in shooting down Chinese Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jet which was owned by Chin’s People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF). After a few hours of the circulation of this information, The Ministry of Defence in Taiwan published a statement in Chinese denying the fact that they are not to be blamed for this unfortunate event which occurred and that the news of the shooting down the jet is completely fake, as reported by The Telegraph.

Later in a press release, reported in English, Taiwan’s Air Force Command debunked and claimed the news to be absolutely inaccurate and that the information of shooting down the fighter jet which belonged to China was completely fabricated. This happens after the day of the diplomatic delegation which was led by the President of the Czech Senate, Milos Vystrcil to Taiwan for meeting with President Tsai Ing-wen and other Taiwanese political leaders.

After the visit of the Czech Republic’s President, China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi and other state media outlets had issued bold objections by saying that the Czech Republic would be paying a heavy price for strengthening the relations with Taiwan.

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