Hardliners are hopeful that Trump's tougher stance will mean an end to the recent rapprochement with the United States, their historic enemy.
An NBC investigation revealed that many celebrity tour vans have seatbelts removed, and may also be unsafe for passengers in case of rollovers.
One member described the Ghost Ship as 'a living piece of art. It's always in flux, always something being built and changed and rearranged.'
The flight, the first of its kind, was confirmed to NBC News on Tuesday by Ministry of National Defense Spokesman Chen Chung-chi.
China claims the Nov. 25 drill was a "routine assignment" intended to protect national security.