Taiwan detected two Chinese balloons crossing Taiwan Strait on Sunday — defense ministry

December 18, 2023 - 9:11 AM
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A balloon flies in the sky over Billings, Montana, U.S. February 1, 2023, in this picture obtained from social media. (Chase Doak/via Reuters)

 Taiwan‘s defense ministry said on Monday that it had detected two Chinese balloons crossing the Taiwan Strait on Sunday.

The balloons crossed the Strait’s median line heading east and then disappeared, the ministry said.

— Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Jacqueline Wong