U.S. sends warship through Taiwan Strait

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Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:11 pm

The U.S. Navy has sent a warship through the Taiwan Strait for the first time since September, in a move likely to anger China.

The Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture-based guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville “conducted a routine Taiwan Strait transit on Tuesday,” the navy said in a statement.

“The ship’s routine transit demonstrates the U.S. commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific,” it said, adding that the navy would “continue to operate anywhere international law allows.”

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/ ... an-strait/