US warship sails in Taiwan Strait, 7th fleet calls it routine transit


The us Through the Navy has dispatched a warship Taiwan The strait is in its first known transit since China conducted a massive siege exercise around self-ruled Taiwan.
The USS Milius transit through the strait on Sunday was routine, the US 7th Fleet said.

The cruisers passed through a corridor in the strait that is beyond the territorial sea of ​​any coastal state, the statement said.

China conducted a series of military exercises in the strait earlier this month in retaliation for Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen’s meeting with US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy during a visit to the US.

China said on Wednesday that air and sea drills simulating the encirclement of Taiwan were intended as a “serious warning” to pro-independence politicians and their foreign backers on the self-ruled island.

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China has also sanctioned organizations linked to Tsai’s visit to the US, including the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, where she met with McCarthy and other members of Congress.

On Sunday, China launched a rocket carrying a satellite that dumped debris into the water north of the capital, Taipei. Although the satellite launch had no apparent military purpose, it disrupted travel, delaying flights.

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