Chinese fighter jets, balloon cross Taiwan Strait

By Ben Blanchard
Updated December 8 2023 - 6:10pm, first published 6:08pm
Taiwan's Defence Ministry says a Chinese military surveillance balloon has passed over the island. (AP PHOTO)
Taiwan's Defence Ministry says a Chinese military surveillance balloon has passed over the island. (AP PHOTO)

Taiwan says 12 Chinese fighter jets and a suspected weather balloon crossed the Taiwan Strait's sensitive median line, in a ratcheting up of tensions ahead of the island's presidential election.

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