TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan’s defence ministry on Monday urged China to stop “destructive, unilateral action” after reporting a spike in Chinese military activities near the island, warning such harassment could lead to a sharp increase in tensions.

The ministry said that since Sunday it had spotted 103 Chinese military aircraft carrying out missions over the sea, which it referred to as a “recent high”.

(Reporting by Ben Blanchard and Yimou Lee; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)

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