Taiwan plans to build a fleet of eight diesel-electric submarines to replace the navy’s four ageing vessels. Photo: EPA-EFE

Taiwan appoints defence consultancy to oversee submarine design

Preliminary plan for US$1.6 billion project expected to be ready by March

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Taiwan plans to build a fleet of eight diesel-electric submarines to replace the navy’s four ageing vessels. Photo: EPA-EFE
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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.