Taiwan has notified mainland’s TAO of missile blunder: MAC

The China Post
Date: July 2, 2016
By: The China Post news staff

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC, 行政院大陸委員會), responding to Taiwan’s Navy’s accidental launching of a missile, notified mainland China’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO, 國台辦) of the mishap on Friday.

The blunder resulted in a Taiwanese fishing boat skipper’s death, three injured but recovering crewmen, and a penetrated Kaohsiung-registered fishing vessel.

The government has attempted to handle the situation through the existing communications method with mainland China, the MAC stressed, according to the Central News Agency.

In a press statement, the MAC said that the council had received information of the case in the first instance. The government had also responded by setting up a national security mechanism to handle the situation.

“The Defense Ministry has explained the details of the situation,” the statement read, explaining that the matter was an “accident” due to “mishandling” on military personnel’s part.     [FULL  STORY]

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