An American warship passed through the Taiwan Strait separating mainland China and the island of Taiwan. This was reported by the radio station RTHK.
Near China, with which the United States does not have the best relations now, the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Barry with guided missiles passed. 7th Fleet spokeswoman Rinn Mommsen stressed that this “is in accordance with international law” and “demonstrates the US commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific region.”
In 2020, the 10th American ship armed with missiles is sailing in this strait.
In turn, President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping, during a visit to a military base in Guangdong province, said that the military should devote all their will and energy to prepare for war. In his address, the Chinese leader urged the soldiers to maintain a state of high alert, and also demanded absolute loyalty, reliability and impeccability from them.
The cruising of American ships can “add fuel to the fire.”