China keeps up military pressure on Taiwan, sending 43 planes and 7 ships near self-governing island

A Taiwan national flag flutters near the Taipei 101 building at the National Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall in Taipei, Taiwan, in May 2023. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying, File)

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan said Wednesday that China sent 43 military aircraft and seven ships near the self-ruled island, the latest sign that Beijing plans no let-up in its campaign of harassment, threats and intimidation.