Taiwan reports large incursion by Chinese air force

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Ten Chinese military aircraft including fighter jets entered the southwestern corner of Taiwan's air defence identification zone on Monday, the island's defence ministry said, in a further escalation of tension across the sensitive Taiwan Strait.

Taiwan's air force deployed missiles to "monitor" the incursion, the island's defence ministry said, without elaborating. It also said its planes warned the Chinese aircraft over the radio.

(Reporting by Ben Blanchard and Meg Shen; Editing by Alex Richardson)