By: Yeh Su-ping, Matt Yu and Emerson Lim
Taipei, April 12 (CNA) Presidential Office spokesman Ting Yun-kung (丁允恭) said Sunday the public has no need to worry about their country's safety and security, as a Chinese aircraft carrier battle group sailed east of Taiwan the same day.
The Ministry of National Defense (MND) said Sunday evening the Chinese aircraft carrier the Liaoning, escorted by two destroyers, two frigates and a supply ship, were being monitored as they passed through the Miyako Strait on Saturday and then moved southward, passing east of Taiwan on Sunday, on a long-range training mission.
No irregularities were detected, according to the MND.
Both the MND and Ting said the necessary measures were in place to ensure Taiwan's security during the passage of the battle group. [FULL STORY]