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China Protests Passage of US Destroyer Through Taiwan Strait

China Protests Passage of US Destroyer Through Taiwan Strait

From: AP

China on Tuesday protested the passage of a U.S. Navy destroyer through the Taiwan Strait, calling it a deliberate move to undermine stability in the region.

The U.S. Navy said in a statement the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Milius “conducted a routine Taiwan Strait transit” on Tuesday “in accordance with international law.”

It said the ship’s transit through the strait “demonstrates the U.S. commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific.”

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