One analyst said that the Liaoning aircraft carrier may take part in the exercises. Photo: Reuters

Chinese military starts Taiwan Strait drills amid rising tension with US over island

  • PLA exercise off self-ruled island began on Sunday with second set of drills to be held further to the south
  • Analysts suggest first simultaneous operations in region since 1995-96 Taiwan Strait crisis may be a response to Washington’s US$2 billion arms sale to island
Topic |   Taiwan elections 2020

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One analyst said that the Liaoning aircraft carrier may take part in the exercises. Photo: Reuters
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The warship sent to the Taiwan Strait was identified as the USS Antietam. Photo: AP

US warship sails through strategic Taiwan Strait amid period of heightened military and economic tension with China

  • China on Wednesday warned that it is ready for war if there was any move toward Taiwan’s independence
Topic |   Taiwan

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The warship sent to the Taiwan Strait was identified as the USS Antietam. Photo: AP
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