US Warships sent through Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI : A US warship has sailed through the Taiwan Strait Thursday, a move that would likely increase the tension between Washington and Beijing.

It’s the 10th U.S warship to sail throught the strategic strait. A move that demostrates the U.S commitment for freedom of navigation.

Except last June, US Navy have sailed throught the Taiwan Strait atleast once a month. Taiwan monitored the warship’s mission.

With the increasing assertion of China’s sovereignty over Taiwan, Chinese Defence ministry spokesman Wu Qian stated that ‘China would make its greatest effort for peaceful re-unification with Taiwan”. However Beijing warned that it would not rule out the use of force to reunify Taiwan with mainland.

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