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Report: Chinese sub entered Taiwan waters

Report: Chinese sub entered Taiwan waters

A Taiwanese newspaper has reported that a Chinese submarine entered Taiwan's territorial waters, but retreated after Taiwanese navel vessels set out to locate it.
Taiwan's defense ministry declined to comment on Sunday's story in the United Evening News.
The newspaper says the incident occurred Jan. 27 when helicopters detected the presence of a submarine off the southern Taiwanese port of Kaohsiung during an exercise.
The newspaper says the sub left Taiwanese waters after the island's navy launched a search. It says it got to within 24 nautical miles of the port.
Taiwan and China split amid civil war in 1949. Beijing still claims Taiwan as its territory, and threatens to use force if the island moves to formalize its de facto independence.