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US Navy sailing warship into Taiwan Strait prompts fiery response from China: 'Trouble and provocation'

Posted on AllSides January 25th, 2024
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The Chinese government accused the United States of causing "trouble and provocation" in a statement on Thursday after the U.S. Navy sailed a warship through the sensitive Taiwan Strait.

"U.S. warships and planes have caused trouble and provocation on China's doorstep, and carried out large-scale, high-frequency activities in waters and airspace around China," Chinese Defence Ministry spokesperson Colonel Wu Qian told reporters at a monthly briefing.

The comment came after USS John Finn sailed through a corridor in the Taiwan Strait for the first time since Taiwan hosted its presidential election. The U.S. Navy...

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