Taiwan detects 11 Chinese warships, 70 aircraft around island: defence ministry

China steps up patrols around outlying Taiwan islands
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Taiwan detected 11 Chinese warships and 70 aircraft around the island on Sunday, its defence ministry said, as China staged war games for a second day.

The ministry said it was responding to the Chinese drills “in a calm and composed manner”, adding that the warplanes detected until 4 pm local time (0800 GMT) included a mix of fighter jets and bombers.

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