- China Accuses US Warship of 'Deliberately' Disrupting Situation in Taiwan Strait- Military
China Accuses US Warship Of 'Deliberately' Disrupting Situation In Taiwan Strait- Military
The presence of the US Navy's guided-missile destroyer in the Taiwan Strait disrupts regional stability, Zhang Chunhui, a spokesman for China's Eastern Theater Command, said on Wednesday
BEIJING (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 07th April, 2021) The presence of the US Navy's guided-missile destroyer in the Taiwan Strait disrupts regional stability, Zhang Chunhui, a spokesman for China's Eastern Theater Command, said on Wednesday.
"The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain sailed through the Taiwan Strait on April 7, and the Chinese [People's Liberation Army] PLA Eastern Theater Command conducted whole-process tracking and monitoring on it," Zhang said, as cited in the Chinese Defense Ministry's statement, adding that "the warship's action ... deliberately disrupted and undermined the regional situation, and jeopardized the peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait."
The military official stressed that China was firmly opposed to it.
The US Navy said earlier in the day that the destroyer was carrying out a "routine transit" through the Taiwan Strait and emphasized that the US military would continue to fly, sail, and operate anywhere where international law permits.
China has previously accused the US of undermining peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait by sending US warships through the waterway.