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Warships’ Strait trip draws flak

The Chinese military yesterday condemned the United States and Canada for each sending a warship through the Taiwan Strait last week, saying they were threatening peace and stability in the region.

The US military said the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Dewey sailed through the narrow waterway that separates Taiwan Island from China’s mainland along with Canadian frigate HMCS Winnipeg on Thursday and Friday.

The People’s Liberation Army’s Eastern Theater Command said its forces tracked the ships and “stood guard” throughout their passage.

“The United States and Canada colluded to provoke and stir up trouble ... seriously jeopardizing peace and stability of the Taiwan Strait,” it said. “Taiwan is part of Chinese territory. Theater forces always maintain a high level of alert and resolutely counter all threats and provocations.”


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