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Chinese military monitoring movement of US Navy plane over Taiwan

The Taiwanese Defense Ministry says the US flight flew south of Taiwan and was monitored by our military, but nothing unexpected happened.

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Chinese military monitoring movement of US Navy plane over Taiwan

BEIJING, 17 April: The Chinese military said on Wednesday it had sent fighter jets to monitor US Navy aircraft over sensitive parts of the Taiwan Strait, hours after talks between US and Chinese defense chiefs.

The US Navy’s 7th Fleet says its aircraft, the P-8A Poseidon, is a maritime patrol aircraft that is also used as an anti-submarine and was flying in international airspace.

He further said, that the flight of his aircraft towards Taiwan was in accordance with international laws and it is their navigational right and the US’s intention is to keep the Indo-Pacific safe and secure.

Our forces are on high alert and will continue to play their part to protect national security, regional peace and stability, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army said.

The Taiwanese Defense Ministry says the US flight flew south of Taiwan and was monitored by our military, but nothing unexpected happened.

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