Taiwan negotiates with Japan, Philippines to find alternative aviation routes: Official media

There is no need to for the same with sea transport, says minister



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By Reuters

Published: Wed 3 Aug 2022, 11:32 AM

Taiwan is negotiating with neighbouring Japan and the Philippines to find alternative aviation routes, the official Central News Agency (CNA) reported on Wednesday, after China announced drills that the trade-reliant island said amounted to a "blockade".

CNA reported, citing transport minister Wang Kwo-tsai, that there is no need for global chip manufacturing hub Taiwan to find alternatives for sea transport because ships can avoid Chinese drill zones.

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