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Chinese military aircraft conduct drill near Taiwan

2017/12/09 18:36:40

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Taipei, Dec. 9 (CNA) A fleet of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) aircraft carried out an exercise early Saturday near Taiwan, flying over the Miyako Strait into the Western Pacific, according to a statement from Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense.

There were no special developments or situations related to the drill and no threats to Taiwan, the ministry said.

It said Chinese Xian H-6 bombers, Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jets and other PLA aircraft flew over the Miyako Strait and the Western Pacific Ocean before returning to their base in mainland China.

The ministry said it will continue to monitor any related developments as part of its efforts to safeguard Taiwan.

(By Lu Hsin-hui and Kuan-lin Liu)