According to the Americans, this is a routine mission through international waters. Such ships often travel through the Taiwan Strait. The Navy insists the route will be outside the territorial waters of Taiwan and China. According to the Navy, the mission demonstrates America’s “commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific.”
It concerns two ships of the Ticonderoga class: USS Antietam and USS Chancellorsville.
China has said it will closely monitor the warships. The country has also warned that it will support any provocation by the US.
Relations between the US and China have been tense for weeks. Earlier this month, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan. It was against China’s foot pain.
Earlier we posted this video about the tension between the two countries.
The island has long been independent, but China considers Taiwan a renegade province. The Asian superpower tries to prevent other countries from recognizing Taiwan as an independent country and maintaining diplomatic relations with it.
Solidarity with Taiwan
Pelosi expressed her solidarity with Taiwan in the capital, Taipei. After her, more American celebrities followed. China responded furiously, later ordering its military to conduct large-scale exercises around Taiwan.
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