Chinese aircraft fly around Taiwan

WATCHFUL:Taiwanese radar stations locked onto Chinese aircraft flying around the nation, while a plane took their photographs, the Ministry of National Defense said

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 11, 2016
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter

Chinese military aircraft yesterday flew over the East China Sea to the south of Japan’s Okinawa

In this Sept. 25 photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Chinese People`s Liberation Army Air Force Su-30 fighter, right, flies along with a H-6K bomber as they take part in a drill near the East China Sea. Photo: (Shao Jing/Xinhua via AP)

Island and circled the international airspace surrounding Taiwan before passing over the Bashi Channel to return to China, officials from the Ministry of National Defense said.

It was the second time in two weeks that Chinese military aircraft have flown around Taiwan and passed over the Miyako Strait between Japan’s Okinawa and Miyako islands.
Yesterday’s flight launched at about 9am from the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force’s Eastern Theater Command bases and involved a dozen aircraft, the ministry said in a statement, adding that only four aircraft traveled the entire flight path around Taiwan.

Ministry officials did not provide any details on the type of aircraft that participated in the flight.   [FULL  STORY]

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