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Taiwan launches amphibious transport dock to meet defence needs in South China Sea

Taiwan’s navy has launched its first modern amphibious assault and transport vessel to meet its needs in the disputed South China Sea, where Beijing and Washington are flexing their military muscle amid rising tensions.President Tsai Ing-wen attended a launch ceremony for the NT$4.6 billion (US$162 million) landing platform dock, or LPD – fitted with two anti-aircraft missiles and other weapons – in the southern port city of Kaohsiung on Tuesday.“The launch of the navy’s first 10,000-tonne LPD,…


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