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World China sails carrier fleet through Taiwan Strait in apparent message days after US warship crossed

00:15  18 november  2019
00:15  18 november  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

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China has sailed an aircraft carrier fleet through the Taiwan Strait -- just days after a U . S . warship crossed the waterway -- in an apparent message to the Us warship sails through taiwan strait in message to china . The ministry said Taiwan scrambled ships and jets to monitor the

China has sailed an aircraft carrier fleet through the Taiwan Strait -- just days after a U . S . warship crossed the waterway -- in an apparent message to the The vessels stayed on China ’s side of the waterway, escorting its first entirely home-built aircraft carrier , as U . S . and Japanese ships trailed

China has sailed an aircraft carrier fleet through the Taiwan Strait -- just days after a U.S. warship crossed the waterway -- in an apparent message to the self-ruled island and its allies ahead of the Asian nation's 2020 presidential election.

The fleet was spotted Sunday sailing southbound through the strait, Taiwan’s defense ministry said.

The vessels stayed on China’s side of the waterway, escorting its first entirely home-built aircraft carrier, as U.S. and Japanese ships trailed behind.

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The ship 's transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the U . S . commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific,” said Cmdr. Asked about Taiwan Strait transits, Schriver said the strait is international water and “ we transit it as we see fit.” The transit by a US warship comes after Chinese authorities

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US WARSHIP SAILS THROUGH TAIWAN STRAIT IN MESSAGE TO CHINA

The ministry said Taiwan scrambled ships and jets to monitor the still-unnamed carrier and its accompanying fleet, asking its citizens not to worry. Officials didn’t give further details.

a small boat in a body of water: The USS Chancellorsville, a guided-missile cruiser, has transited the Taiwan Strait for the first time since September. The move is likely to irk China, which considers Taiwan a breakaway province.© FoxNews.com The USS Chancellorsville, a guided-missile cruiser, has transited the Taiwan Strait for the first time since September. The move is likely to irk China, which considers Taiwan a breakaway province. The display came less than a week after the USS Chancellorsville, a guided-missile cruiser, transited the Taiwan Strait in a move that likely irked China. It was the U.S. Navy's ninth such transit this year.

China has condemned previous U.S. voyages in the Taiwan Strait, claiming the U.S. was meddling in the China-Taiwan issue.

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A US Navy warship sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Thursday, only one day after China warned it was prepared to use force to defend its interests. The Ticonderoga-class cruiser USS Antietam's "transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the US commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific

Taiwan 's navy scrambled ships from a northeastern port to monitor the Chinese carrier Liaoning and its Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a The fleet , led by China 's first aircraft carrier , the Liaoning, was seen passing through the Miyako Strait

China has viewed Taiwan as a breakaway province and has passed aircraft carriers into the strait since Taiwan's President Tsai lng-wen took office in 2016. China has resented Tsai for declining to see Taiwan and China as parts of the same country -- and for her improved relations with Washington.

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“Beijing is increasingly resorting to coercion and intimidation to advance its strategic objectives, at the expense of other nations,” Defense Secretary Mark Esper said in Bangkok earlier Sunday, without mentioning the passage of the Chinese carrier.

China and Taiwan have been ruled separately since the Chinese civil war of the 1940s, when Chiang Kai-shek’s Nationalists lost to the Communists and rebased their government on the island 100 miles away.

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China’s President Xi Jinping said in January that if a peaceful “reunification” proved impossible, China had the right to use force to secure Taiwan under its rule, Reuters reported.

The transits through the Taiwan Strait came as Chinese officials have cracked down on pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, arresting more than 3,000 people since this past June.

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