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Taiwan tipped off about attack on Beijing airport

By Shelley Shan  /  Staff reporter

President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) is said to be closely following news of the missing airliner and called for Taiwan to take part in the international mission to search for it.

Presidential Office spokesperson Lee Chia-fei (李佳霏) added that Ma also asked the military to strengthen the patrol missions it conducts with its frigate and aircraft in the South China Sea.

The navy and air force are to beef up their patrol missions in the region, the defense ministry said.

Additional reporting by Shih Hsiu-chuan, Rich Chang and CNA

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