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Two warships of the United States in the third year, passed through the Taiwan Strait. This was reported by Reuters.
Destroyer USS Stockdale and a supply ship Pecos passed between the mainland and the island of Taiwan. “The passage of ships of the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the attitude of the USA on free and open Indo-Pacific region. Planes and ships continue to operate wherever it allows international law”, — reads the statement of the U.S. Pacific fleet.
The words of the representatives of the fleet fully repeat the previous statement made on the same occasion, on 22 October 2018. The last time the American court in the Strait seen in July.
The representative of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of China Geng Shuang expressed concern about the maneuvers. “We urge the United States carefully and correctly approach the issue of Taiwan, in order not to harm peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait and Sino-U.S. relations,” he said.
The leaders of the US and China — Donald trump and XI Jinping will meet at the summit of “Big twenty” (G20), which will be held in Argentina Buenos Aires from 30 November to 1 December.
The Republic of China on Taiwan is actually a separate state, which China considers its province. Separation occurred in 1949 after the civil war. Since then, relations between China and Taiwan, which until 1971 was represented China in the UN, constantly tense. The third and last crisis in the Taiwan Strait occurred in 1995-1996 — when the us government sent to Taiwan two aircraft-carrier groups.
Relations between the US and China has escalated this year after the introduction of the administration of U.S. President Donald trump’s protectionist measures. In the course of the war both countries imposed against each other a number of limitations.
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