Rocket debris falls near Taiwan after a Chinese satellite launch

The wreckage fell in a warning area previously designated by Beijing. The area, located about 100 miles north of Taipei, was closed to shipping between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. local time (3 a.m. and 9 a.m. Belgian time) on Sunday due to “the possible fall of missile debris,” Fujian maritime authorities said. Chinese. interrupt said.

Taiwan’s defense ministry said the satellite eventually passed “off the northern coast of Taiwan” and “missile debris fell into the warning area”. There was no danger to “homeland security”, it seems.

Weather satellite

Chinese state media only reported that a new weather satellite was launched from a space center in northern China on Sunday. The new Chinese news agency (Xinhua) stated that the satellite “will provide services for weather forecasting, disaster prevention and mitigation, response to climate change and environmental conservation.”

The communist regime in Beijing still considers Taiwan part of the People’s Republic of China. Tensions between China and Taiwan have escalated in recent months. China conducted military exercises around the island from April 9 to 11.

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