| 23 April 2024, Tuesday |

Taiwan says Chinese aircraft carrier group sailed through strait

A Chinese aircraft carrier group commanded by the warship Shandong passed across the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday, according to Taiwan’s defense ministry, escalating military tensions over the island Beijing claims as its own.

The ministry said the Shandong, commissioned in 2019, had sailed in a southerly direction through the western part of the strait, and it had dispatched “appropriate forces” to monitor the Chinese activities.

  • Reuters