A total of 39 Chinese military jets flew into air defence zone of Taiwan. The defence ministry said, this was the largest incursion by Beijing till date.
The reports added that the planes including nuclear-capable bombers , entered the area in two waves, during the day and evening on Saturday.
Taiwan has been complaining for more than a year about repeated missions by China’s air force near the island.
The government in Beijing – which is marking 72 years since the founding of the People’s Republic of China – has so far made no public comment.
But it has previously said such flights were to protect its sovereignty and also targeted “collusion” between Taiwan and the US.