China's aircraft carrier sails by Taiwan, tensions rise

Beijing-sceptic Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen refuses to acknowledge that the island is part of "one China". – EPA pic, March 21, 2018.

CHINA’S sole aircraft carrier has passed through the Taiwan Strait, the island’s defence ministry said today, as Beijing warned against any move to “separate the country”.

The Liaoning and accompanying vessels entered Taiwan’s air defence zone yesterday and left around noon today, the ministry said.

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