BEIJING – A Chinese military plane was flying near a United States aircraft hovering in the air near Taiwan's airspace, according to a report by the Taiwanese News Agency.

According to the Voice of America newspaper, reports that a Chinese plane approached the US plane came after Taiwan said a Chinese military plane flew into the air defense zone. Six times in the same week and at least eight times in June.

Taiwan's Apple Daily reported on Thursday that Chinese military aircraft flew in the southeast part of Taiwan's airspace closer to the US P-3C Orion, a long-range submarine surveillance patrol aircraft. Edit: Pang Kong