The Chinese authorities reported this Thursday that their troops are in “constant maximum alert” behind the passage of several ships from the United States and Canada through the Taiwan Strait for the second time in two months.
He ‘USS Rafael Peralta’ and the frigate ‘HMCS Ottawa’ of the Royal Canadian Navy They carried out a series of maneuvers throughout the day, which included “routine transit” through the strait, as indicated by the US Navy in a statement.
“The troops will remain on constant high alert and will resolutely protect national sovereignty and security, as well as peace and stability in the region,” said Colonel Shi Yi, spokesman for the Asian giant’s Armed Forces, in a statement.
The passage of these ships occurs after September 9 Two warships belonging to the United States and Canada will cross the area that separates the island from mainland China. The United States and its allies have increased crossings through both the Taiwan Strait and the disputed South China Sea in an attempt to emphasize their policy of “free navigation” in the area in waters whose sovereignty China continues to claim.
The The United States Seventh Fleet has stated that the transit has been carried out in accordance with International Law and “through a corridor in the Strait that is beyond the territorial sea of any State.”