Two US MC-130J surveillance planes flew from the Kadena Air Base in Okinawa over the Taiwan Strait. Photo: US Special Operations Command

US sends surveillance planes over Taiwan Strait after Chinese war games

  • Flyover was a message of support for Taipei and a warning to Beijing, according to analyst
  • Two special mission aircraft flew from Okinawa base towards the South China Sea
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Two US MC-130J surveillance planes flew from the Kadena Air Base in Okinawa over the Taiwan Strait. Photo: US Special Operations Command
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Minnie Chan

Minnie Chan

Minnie Chan is an award-winning journalist, specialising in reporting on defence and diplomacy in China. Her coverage of the US EP-3 spy plane crash with a PLA J-8 in 2001 near the South China Sea opened her door to the military world. Since then, she has had several scoops relating to China's military development. She has been at the Post since 2005 and has a master's in international public affairs from The University of Hong Kong.