Taiwan controls the Quemoy archipelago, which lies a few miles off the coast of mainland China. Photo: Reuters
Taiwan controls the Quemoy archipelago, which lies a few miles off the coast of mainland China. Photo: Reuters
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Taiwanese forces bring down drone over tiny island near Chinese mainland

  • The defence ministry in Taipei said the unidentified drone had been shot down over Shiyu after it failed to heed warnings to leave the restricted area
  • Diplomatic observers said the downed unmanned aerial vehicle was civilian, something that reduced the risk of a military escalation

Taiwan controls the Quemoy archipelago, which lies a few miles off the coast of mainland China. Photo: Reuters
Taiwan controls the Quemoy archipelago, which lies a few miles off the coast of mainland China. Photo: Reuters
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