A Taiwanese F-16 fighter jet (left) flies alongside a PLA H-6K bomber that reportedly flew over the Bashi Channel, south of Taiwan, in a drill last year. Photo: AFP

Taiwanese pilot ‘mistakenly fired decoy projectile’ in encounter with PLA warplane

  • It’s not known when or where the incident happened, but source tells local newspaper the ‘defensive act did not lead to an exchange of fire’
  • There was a similar incident when a US surveillance plane was being monitored near the island
Topic |   Taiwan

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A Taiwanese F-16 fighter jet (left) flies alongside a PLA H-6K bomber that reportedly flew over the Bashi Channel, south of Taiwan, in a drill last year. Photo: AFP
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Beijing “expressed concern” to Washington after the USS Stethem and another US Navy destroyer sailed through the Taiwan Strait. Photo: AP/US Navy

Beijing ‘tones down’ response after US warships sail through Taiwan Strait

  • Foreign ministry spokesman says Beijing ‘expressed concern’ to Washington over the transit – a move that usually provokes a stronger reaction
  • Military experts say the destroyers had turned on their automatic identification systems in an apparently ‘friendly’ gesture
Topic |   US-China relations

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Beijing “expressed concern” to Washington after the USS Stethem and another US Navy destroyer sailed through the Taiwan Strait. Photo: AP/US Navy
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