13 noiembrie 2019

Navy sends guided-missile cruiser through Taiwan Strait in eighth transit there this year

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YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — For the eighth time this year, a Navy vessel has sailed through the contentious waters between Taiwan and mainland China, officials said Wednesday. The guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville made its way through the 110-mile-wide Taiwan Strait on Tuesday in a move that’s bound to draw protests from Beijing. China views the strait as territorial waters and asserts that foreign vessels must first ask permission before sailing through the area. International law [...]