Chinese naval vessels sail through the Taiwan Strait

Taipei Times
Date: Mar 05, 2017
By: Staff writer, with CNA

The Ministry of National Defense (MND) yesterday said that a flotilla of Chinese military

China’s aircraft carrier the Liaoning and two escort vessels conduct a drill in the South China Sea in an undated photo taken in December last year. Photo: Reuters

vessels had passed through the Taiwan Strait earlier in the day, heading southward along China’s east coast, after conducting a military exercise near the Japanese island of Miyakojima.

A destroyer, a supply ship and an escort vessel from China’s South China Sea fleet passed through the Miyako Strait — which lies between Miyakojima and Okinawa — into the Taiwan Strait, the ministry said.

The flotilla was traveling west of the median line in the Taiwan Strait and was expected to leave Taiwan’s air defense identification zone by last night, the ministry said, adding that it was closely following the ships’ movement.   [FULL  STORY]

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