Chinese carrier enters Taiwan's air defence zone
By News Desk
11 January 2017

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - Reports say the Chinese carrier group was headed toward the Taiwan Strait via the South China Sea.

China's aircraft carrier Liaoning entered Taiwan's southwest Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) at 7AM Wednesday, according to the Ministry of National Defence (MND).

Reports late Tuesday indicated that the Chinese carrier group was headed toward the Taiwan Strait via the South China Sea. The MND stated it was tracking the group's movements and would provide further details about its whereabouts.

The defence ministry's press released on January 10 indicated that the Chinese warships had not entered Taiwanese southern territorial waters and that the island's military readiness remains high with surveillance and would act "as necessary."

The carrier group was completing training exercises in the South China Sea in recent days.

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