Taiwan Scrambles Navy, Aircraft in Response to PLAN CSG Nearby

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"Taiwan scrambled jets and navy ships on Wednesday as a group of Chinese warships, led by its sole aircraft carrier, sailed through the Taiwan Strait ... was not encroaching in Taiwan's territorial waters but entered its air defense identification zone ... Taiwan scrambled jets and navy ships to "surveil and control" the passage of the Chinese ships ... Taiwan military aircraft and ships have been deployed to follow the carrier group, which is sailing up the west side of the median line of the strait ... 'I want to emphasize our government has sufficient capability to protect our national security. It's not necessary to overly panic,' said Chang Hsiao-yueh, minister for Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council, during a news briefing in response to reporters' questions on the Liaoning. ... Taiwan's top policymaker for China affairs urged Beijing to resume dialogue, after official communication channels were suspended by Beijing from June. ... On the weekend, a Chinese bomber flew around the Spratly Islands in a show of 'strategic force'"
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china ... SKBN14V061
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