Taiwan’s deputy military chief visits Dongsha Islands following plane row

Focus Taiwan
Date: 10/20/2020
By: You Kai-hsiang and Christie Chen

Photo courtesy of the Military News Agency

Taipei, Oct. 20 (CNA) Taiwan's deputy military chief on Tuesday made a visit to the Dongsha Islands in the South China Sea, in what is believed to be an attempt to dispel doubts about Taiwan's ability to maintain supplies to the islands after a recent row with the Hong Kong air traffic control.

Deputy Chief of the General Staff Li Ting-sheng (李廷盛), accompanied by a Coast Guard officer, arrived in the Dongsha Islands aboard a C-130 military cargo plane, according to the Military News Agency.

The lieutenant-general inspected the living facilities of the military personnel stationed there and gave them some words of encouragement, according to the news agency.

He also instructed them to conduct joint intelligence surveillance, reconnaissance and combat readiness missions, according to the agency.    [FULL  STORY]

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