A Type 052C destroyer was one of two PLA Navy warships that sailed through the Taiwan Strait. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Taipei scrambles jets and navy as mainland China sends warships through Taiwan Strait

Destroyer and frigate appeared to be on long-distance training mission and sailed towards South China Sea on Friday, island’s defence ministry says

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A Type 052C destroyer was one of two PLA Navy warships that sailed through the Taiwan Strait. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
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Lawrence Chung

Lawrence Chung

Lawrence Chung covers major news in Taiwan, ranging from presidential and parliament elections to killer earthquakes and typhoons. Most of his reports focus on Taiwan’s relations with China, specifically on the impact and possible developments of cross-strait relations under the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party and mainland-friendly Kuomintang governments. Before starting work at the South China Morning Post in 2006, he wrote for Reuters and AFP for more than 12 years.