Taiwan denies shooting down Chinese Su-35 warplane

The Taiwanese Ministry of Defense has issued a statement denying that it perpetrated the shooting of a Chinese Su-35 warplane on September 4, calling the dissemination of the false information on the Internet as a “malicious act” and an “attempt to “confuse the audience.”

Social media users went abuzz after multiple videos circulated on social media platforms like Twitter, showing allegedly a warplane manned by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army covered in thick smoke trespassing Taiwan’s Strait.

This incident came just weeks after reports of Beijing’s plan to invade Taiwan amid calls in the US for the establishment of new laws that would allow American troops to defend Taiwan in case of China’s takeover.

Taiwanese Foreign Minister Joseph Wu previously said that China has been consistently sending planes near the country on an almost daily basis.

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