US warship sails through Taiwan strait amid tensions with China

US warship sails through Taiwan strait amid tensions with China
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  • calendar-gray 23 August 2019

“The ship's transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the U.S. commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific,” the US military said in a statement on Friday,  APA reports citing Sputnik.

A US Navy warship has sailed through the Taiwan Strait, as tensions grow between Beijing and Washington over the proposed sale of dozens of US fighter jets to Taiwan and unrest in Hong Kong.

The United States regularly sails its warships through the sensitive strait, which separates mainland China and Taiwan, which the Beijing government considers to be its breakaway province.

 

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