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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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“The ships ’ transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the US commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific,” Commander Clay Doss, a spokesman for the US navy’s seventh fleet , said in a statement. Doss said there were no unsafe or unprofessional interactions with other countries’ vessels

A guided-missile cruiser has sailed through the Taiwan Strait just a day after the Chinese military criticized Washington for “adding complexity to In response, China threatened to impose sanctions against any US companies selling weapons to Taiwan . The tensions around the island also coincided

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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A Chinese aircraft carrier fleet has sailed through the highly contested waters in the Taiwan Strait on Sunday, just days after a US warship transited the region, reported Reuters. China 's first domestically built aircraft carrier , known as the Type 002, was accompanied by a strike group as it sailed through

An American warship sailed through the Taiwan Strait , the US Navy and Taiwanese authorities said Thursday, triggering concern in Beijing. The transit came as China , which views Taiwan as a renegade province

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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.

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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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“The ships ’ transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the US commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific,” Lt. Taiwan ’s Ministry of Defense confirmed the passage of US warships , separately noting that mainland China ’s air force was continuing its overflights in the region for the second day

A group of Chinese carriers sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Sunday as presidential election campaigning on the island heats up. Chinese aircraft and ships have repeatedly circled the strait in recent years. In response, in April the US sent two destroyers through the waterway in a sign of

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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