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Taiwan scrambles jets, navy as China aircraft carrier enters Taiwan Strait

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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, the latest sign of heightened tension between Beijing and the self-ruled island.

China's Soviet-built Liaoning aircraft carrier, returning from exercises in the South China Sea, was not encroaching in Taiwan's territorial waters but entered its air defense identification zone in the southwest, Taiwan's defense ministry said.

As a result, Taiwan scrambled jets and navy ships to "surveil and control" the passage of the Chinese ships north through the body of water separating Taiwan and China, Taiwan defense ministry spokesman Chen Chung-chi said.

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, he said.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-taiwan-carrier-idUSKBN14V061

China has its old ambition back! They are going to be the next big thing / most likely worked in with the korean peninsula one day!

I understand why Taiwan feels the need to use a show of force too!

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My guess is that China is heading up to Russia to put pressure in the pacific.  Remember how Obum hasn't launched any ships in the Pacific, yet?  Doesn't need to.  

Oh, and Taiwan is joining. They better, or else.  "Surveil and control" my ass. Taiwan's army could be taken out in a heartbeat by China.

It's on with Russia at this point.  I'll eat my shoe if I'm wrong.

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