The US warship USS Milius sailed by way of the Taiwan Strait on Sunday, the US Navy mentioned on Monday, describing it as a “routine” transit, however coming simply days after China ended its newest warfare video games across the island.
China, which views Taiwan as its personal territory, formally ended its three days of workout routines round Taiwan final Monday the place it practiced precision strikes and blockading the island.
It staged the drills to precise anger at Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen’s assembly with U.S. Home of Representatives Speaker Kevin McCarthy.
The US Navy’s seventh Fleet mentioned the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Milius performed a “routine Taiwan Strait transit” by way of waters “the place high-seas freedoms of navigation and overflight apply in accordance with worldwide legislation”.
The ship’s transit demonstrates the US’ dedication to a free and open Indo-Pacific, it added.
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