November 17, 2019 / 9:04 AM / 9 months ago

Taiwan says China carrier group sailed through Taiwan Strait, jets scrambled

TAIPEI (Reuters) - A carrier group led by China’s first domestically-built aircraft carrier sailed through the sensitive Taiwan Strait, Taiwan’s defense ministry said on Sunday.

The carrier group was trailed by U.S. and Japanese vessels, and Taiwan’s defense ministry said aircraft and ships were scrambled to monitor the group’s movements.

A ministry statement did not say when the ships sailed through.

Reporting By Yimou Lee, Zhang Min and Norihiko Shirouzu; Editing by Kim Coghill

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