Taiwan has been forced to scramble jets and navy ships as a group of Chinese warships led by China's sole aircraft carrier sailed north through the Taiwan Strait, the latest sign of heightened tensions between Beijing and the self-ruled Taiwan.
China distrusts Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen and has stepped up pressure on her after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump broke years of diplomatic protocol and took a congratulatory call last month from Tsai.
The US is the island's most powerful ally and main arms supplier, despite having no official diplomatic relations since recognising Beijing in 1979.
The Soviet-built Liaoning aircraft carrier has not entered Taiwanese waters but has gone into an area covered by the island's air defence zone, the defence ministry said.
Destructivedave, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 8 minutes ago
Dont blame trump. Obama is the president at the moment. The one that sold taiwan billions in arms. Is he going to stand up for his Taiwanese friends or go golfing leaving everything to trump.
Sexy Sigmoid, Sydney, Australia, 10 minutes ago
China said its aircraft carrier respected international law? Surely that's a first for them.
murasaki, DuPage County, United States, 27 minutes ago
Trump does not understand yet, how this happened
Hellie1, melbourne, Australia, about an hour ago
China is out of control
BSopinions, Virginia Beach, United States, less than a minute ago
Yes .... because of the grossly weak leadership of the marxist ruler Obama.
DEF90007, Adelaide, Australia, about 4 hours ago
The phone call was over 4 weeks ago, bit slow to react aren't they ?
anakie70, Somewhere, Australia, 14 minutes ago
But they scrambled lol
The Speaker, Manchurian, United Kingdom, 5 hours ago
They cant build Aircraft carriers cuz it's meant to last & we all know how Made in China products are. Haha
flakey2015, Leicester , United Kingdom, 7 hours ago
It's all just posturing and probably empty threats !.
Sir Biggles, New York, United States, 7 hours ago
Beijing would make a big mistake launching an attack against Taiwan. An aircraft carrier is a big target in a narrow strait.
howquaaa, London, United Kingdom, 9 hours ago
How can people comment that China is a bully? Just look at the USA! Bombing, sanctioning, proxy warring one country at a time in the name of "national security" etc.