RSS XML

Potshot

Free Premium




Taiwan unalarmed as carrier sails by

China | Jul 13, 2017
China's aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, entered Taiwan's air defense identification zone early yesterday on its way home from Hong Kong, and is being monitored, Taiwan's defense ministry said, adding there was no cause for alarm.

The Liaoning left the SAR at noon on Tuesday, before entering Taiwan's defense zone by travelling in a northerly direction via the western side of the Taiwan Strait, the ministry said.

Taiwan was monitoring the situation, and said it had detected nothing unusual.

It was the fourth time the Liaoning has sailed near self-ruled Taiwan in recent months. Earlier in July, Taiwan scrambled jets to shadow the carrier as it made its way to Hong Kong.

REUTERS



Search Archive

Advanced Search
July 2017
S M T W T F S