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Chinese warship spotted near Taiwan missile test site: Navy

TAIPEI, Aug. 18 (CNA) A Chinese warship was spotted in waters off Green Island on Thursday, just as Taiwan was due to begin a new missile test off the country’s east coast, military sources said.

The state-owned weapons development and manufacturing company, the National Chung Shan Science Institute (NCSIS), conducted missile tests last month from the Jiupeng military base in Pingtung County on Aug. 18 and 19, and Aug. 25 and 26. announced. A ship to avoid the danger zone off the coast of Taitung Prefecture.

NCSIS said the missile being tested was a Yongsheng cruise missile with a range of 1,000 to 1,200 kilometers, as the NCSIS does not set limits on the missile’s trajectory and the danger zone extends up to 200 kilometers from Taitung’s coast. Speculation abounds. .

A guided-missile destroyer belonging to the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China was spotted 61 km northeast of Green Island that morning, just hours before tests began at 8:40 p.m. Thursday, the Taiwan Navy said. A source conditionally told CNA. Anonymity without identifying the type of vessel.

Three PLA guided-missile destroyers and an electronic reconnaissance ship remained in waters off Taiwan’s east coast after the PLA exercises conducted around Taiwan ended on Aug. Only one ship remained, sources said.

(by Tyson Lu and Sean Lin)

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https://focustaiwan.tw/cross-strait/202208180023 Chinese warship spotted near Taiwan missile test site: Navy

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