4/7, 12:53 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Taiwan threatens to shoot down China's drones

Taipei warned Beijing on Wednesday that it may shoot down China's drones if they enter Taiwan's airspace.

"They have never entered our restricted waters and airspace, they've just flown around them at a certain distance," the head of the country's Ocean Affairs Council Lee Chung-wei said. "After it enters it will be handled under the rules. If we need to open fire, we open fire," he asserted.

His comments come after Taiwan's Defence Ministry said fifteen Chinese air force aircraft entered the country's air defence identification zone in the South China Sea. Beijing does not recognize Taiwanese claims of sovereignty.

Breaking the News / MD