Date: Apr 12, 2020
By: Staff writer, with CNA
A US Navy guided-missile warship and two military reconnaissance aircraft were operating near Taiwan over the past two days, after Chinese warplanes showed up in the area, the Ministry of National Defense confirmed yesterday.
The USS Barry, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, sailed through the Taiwan Strait from north to south, the ministry said in a news release, without specifying when.
However, media reported that the US destroyer transited the Strait on Friday, tailed by the Chinese missile frigate Nantong.
The Barry exited the Strait before dawn yesterday, a military officer said. [FULL STORY]