Taiwan says China continuing military activities around island

The Taiwanese defence ministry said no Chinese aircraft had crossed the median line of the Taiwan Strait

August 27, 2022 05:07 pm | Updated 05:07 pm IST - TAIPEI

A Taiwan Coast Guard ship travels past the coast of China, in the waters off Nangan island of Matsu archipelago in Taiwan on August 16, 2022. File

A Taiwan Coast Guard ship travels past the coast of China, in the waters off Nangan island of Matsu archipelago in Taiwan on August 16, 2022. File | Photo Credit: Reuters

Taiwan's defence ministry said it had detected 21 Chinese aircraft and five Chinese ships operating around Taiwan on Saturday, as Beijing continues its military drills near the island.

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The ministry said no Chinese aircraft had crossed the median line of the Taiwan Strait, which serves as an unofficial barrier between the two sides.

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