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China's defense minister defends intercepting U.S. destroyer in Taiwan Strait

Posted on AllSides June 4th, 2023
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China's defense minister defended sailing a warship across the path of an American destroyer and Canadian frigate transiting the Taiwan Strait, telling a gathering of some of the world's top defense officials in Singapore on Sunday that such "freedom of navigation" patrols are a provocation to China. The Chinese warship intercepted the USS Chung-Hoon and the HMCS Montreal on Saturday as they transited the strait between the self-governed island of Taiwan, which China claims as its own territory, and mainland China. The Chinese vessel overtook the American ship and then...

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