Chi­nese spy­ing mon­i­tored dur­ing mis­sile test: MND

The China Post - - LOCAL -

Tai­wan’s mil­i­tary kept tabs on the move­ments of a Chi­nese ves­sel and re­con­nais­sance plane that were ap­par­ently spy­ing on a mis­sile test last month, the Min­istry of Na­tional De­fense ( MND) said Tues­day.

The MND said in a press re­lease that the mil­i­tary con­ducted mis­sile tests in wa­ters and in the air southeast of Tai­wan last month as part of a rou­tine an­nual train­ing op­er­a­tion.

The mil­i­tary de­tected a sus­pected Chi­nese ves­sel and air­craft that en­tered the sea and air near Tai­wan to col­lect in­for­ma­tion, and adopted strin­gent coun­ter­mea­sures to en­sure se­cu­rity, the MND said.

The min­istry was re­spond­ing to a re­port by the Lib­erty Times, a lo­cal news­pa­per, that said the pres­ence of the Chi­nese ship and plane dis­rupted Pa­triot PAC-2 mis­sile tests near Jioupeng Mil­i­tary Base in Ping­tung County on May 28 and 29.

On May 28, the mil­i­tary was about to fire mis­siles when it de­tected an uniden­ti­fied ves­sel 100 kilo­me­ters east of the base ap­proach­ing a re­stricted area, and it stopped fir­ing im­me­di­ately, the re­port said.

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