An American ship sailed through the Taiwan Strait today

An American ship sailed through the Taiwan Strait today
A U.S. warship sailed south from north to south through the Taiwan Strait, the first to do so this year.

This image released by the US Seventh Fleet shows the USS John McCain passing through the Taiwan Strait
According to the report, Taiwan’s defense department said that the US ship was carrying out general navigation missions through the Taiwan Strait, and the “Chinese military” used joint intelligence surveillance to keep abreast of relevant developments in the sea and airspace around Taiwan during the whole process, and the situation was normal.

According to a photo released by the official website of the US Seventh Fleet, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56).

It is reported that the USS McCain and USS Curtis Wilbur passed through the Taiwan Strait on the morning of December 31, 2020. Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin says China is closely following and fully aware of the US warship’s passage through the Taiwan Strait. Recently, the US warship has repeatedly made sabre-rattling and provocative moves in the Taiwan Straits, sending a wrong signal to the “Taiwan independence” forces and seriously endangering peace and stability in the Taiwan Straits. We are firmly opposed to that.

Wang stressed that China will continue to maintain high alert at all times, respond to all threats and provocations at any time, and resolutely safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity. We urge the US side to play a constructive role for regional peace and stability, not the opposite.

Senior Colonel Wu Qian, Spokesman of the Ministry of National Defense, also said that the US ship’s action sent a wrong signal to the “Taiwan independence” forces and seriously endangered the peace and stability in the Taiwan Straits. We are firmly opposed to it. The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) remains on high alert at all times, responds to all threats and provocations, and resolutely defends China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.