To make this website work, we log user data. By using Shephard's online services, you agree to our Privacy Policy, including cookie policy.

×
Open menu Search

Countermeasures for Taiwanese frigates trigger Chinese unease

23rd June 2020 - 13:00 GMT | by Thomas Withington in Toulouse

RSS

Not for the first time, controversy dogs the six Kang Ding-class frigates bought by Taiwan in the 1990s, as China continues to apply pressure on the besieged island nation.

The vessels (built in France and related in design to the La Fayette class) were commissioned into service with the Republic of China Navy (ROCN) from 1996 to 1998, but the deal caused a political storm in France where the deal was marred by allegations of irregularities during negotiations for their purchase.

Now, the frigates are in the spotlight once again after the Chinese government protested about plans

Already have an account? Log in

Want to keep reading this article?

Read this Article

Get access to this article with a Free Basic Account

  • Original curated content, daily across air, land and naval domains
  • 1 free stories per week
  • Personalised news alerts
  • Daily and weekly newsletters
  • Free magazine subscription to all our titles
  • Downloadable equipment data handbooks
  • Distribution rights (Corporate only)
Create account

Unlimited Access

Access to all our premium news as a Premium News 365 Member. Corporate subscriptions available.

  • Original curated content, daily across air, land and naval domains
  • 14-day free trial (cancel at any time)
  • Unlimited access to all published premium news
  • 10-year news archive access
  • Downloadable equipment data handbooks
  • Distribution rights (Corporate only)
Start your free trial

Share to

Linkedin