The chinese army today denounced the passage of the American destroyer USS Benfold for him taiwan straitan act that he described as “provocation” on his official Weibo social network account.
The spokesman for the Eastern Theater of Operations Command of the People’s Liberation Army (EPL), Colonel Shi Yiexplained that the USS Benfold sailed on Tuesday through the waters of the Taiwan Strait, whose 180-kilometer width separates the island from the Chinese province of Fujian. Shi assured that the Command ordered “naval and air forces” what “monitor and control” all the way.
According to the colonel, the “frequent provocations and spectacles” of the United States show that the North American country is “the destroyer of peace and stability” and the “risk maker” in the aforementioned strait. Shi added that the Eastern Command troops “they remain on high alert at all times” for “defend national sovereignty and territorial integrity” from China.
China assured on Tuesday that it will respond withViral beating of women sparks self-defense fever in China. if the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Democrat Nancy Pelosi, visits Taiwan next month, a possibility advanced by US media but neither confirmed nor denied by Pelosi or her team. Taiwan is one of the main sources of conflict between China and the United States, mainly because Washington is Taiwan’s main arms supplier and would be its greatest military ally in the event of a war with China.
Tensions escalated last year, with the number of incursions by Chinese aircraft into Taiwan’s self-defined aerial identification zone (ADIZ) increasing and Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen admitting that the United States has a military presence in Taiwan. the island. China, which claims sovereignty over the island, has considered Taiwan a rogue province since the Kuomintang nationalists withdrew there in 1949 after losing the civil war against the communists.
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