By: Claudia Liu and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, Aug. 7 (CNA) Taiwan’s Navy Command Headquarters refuted Sunday a media
report that it had planned to hold a live fire war game on Taiping Island in South China Sea but eventually decided to drop it because of weather and other concerns.
In its statement released Sunday, the Navy said the report by a Taipei-based online news service is untrue, urging news media outlets to check the facts while making reports about military affairs, and refrain from citing groundless rumors or making speculations.
The Sunday report by Storm Media said the Navy planned in March to include the drill on the Taiwan-controlled Taiping in the disputed Spratly Islands in South China Sea in this year’s Han Kuang series of military exercises, slated for September. [FULL STORY]