CHINA SENDS AIRCRAFT CARRIER INTO TAIWAN STRAIT

IN 1995, THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER NIMITZ TRANSITED THE TAIWAN STRAIT AMID HEIGHTENED TENSIONS RESULTING FROM MAINLAND MISSILE TESTS IN THE WATERS.

IN A STATEMENT, TAIWAN'S DEFENSE MINISTRY SAID THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER, THE LIAONING, ENTERED THE ISLAND'S AIR-DEFENSE IDENTIFICATION ZONE AT 7 A.M.

In a statement, Taiwan's Defense Ministry said the aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, entered the island's air-defense identification zone at 7 a.m.
The Liaoning, commissioned in 2012 and built from a Soviet hull, is China's first aircraft carrier.

HONG KONG — China sent its sole aircraft carrier into the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday morning, Taiwan’s Defense Ministry said, a provocative move that signals China’s growing naval strength and comes after Taiwan’s...

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