US military aircraft fly over Taiwan Strait amid passage of Hong Kong security law

Ministry of National Defense refuses to comment on latest aircraft movements, says no cause for concern

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/06/30
By: Ching-Tse Cheng, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon airplane. (Facebook, U.S. Navy photo) 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hours after Beijing's top legislative body unanimously passed the controversial national security law for Hong Kong, a U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon airplane was observed flying over the Taiwan Strait Tuesday morning (June 30), according to the Peking University Institute of Ocean Research's SCS Probing Initiative.

In a Twitter post published at 11:50 a.m., the Beijing think tank said an American warplane appeared north of the Taiwan Strait and less than 45 nautical miles off the Chinese baseline. It said the aircraft departed the U.S. Naval Air Facility Atsugi in Japan and was traveling in the direction of the South China Sea.    [FULL  STORY]

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