Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, pictured aboard a warship to watch a live-fire military drill, has vowed to defend the island’s airspace. Photo: Handout
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, pictured aboard a warship to watch a live-fire military drill, has vowed to defend the island’s airspace. Photo: Handout
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Taiwan fires shots at mainland Chinese drone for first time, island’s defence ministry says

  • Encounter in airspace over Quemoy archipelago just 4km (2.5 miles) off mainland city of Xiamen came soon after warning shots
  • Action follows Taiwanese leader’s vow that the self-ruling island’s military would act against ‘Chinese provocations’

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, pictured aboard a warship to watch a live-fire military drill, has vowed to defend the island’s airspace. Photo: Handout
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, pictured aboard a warship to watch a live-fire military drill, has vowed to defend the island’s airspace. Photo: Handout
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