Taiwan launches refurbished ex-US anti-sub frigates

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday inaugurated two refurbished Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigates, purchased from the US, at a key naval base in the southern port city of Kaohsiung. Matthew O’Connor, the Kaohsiung head of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), Washington’s de facto embassy, also attended the ceremony. Built in the 1980s, the two frigates […]