Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hua Chunying said at a regular press conference on October 23 that China closely followed and grasped the situation of US warships crossing the Taiwan Strait and urged the US side to handle Taiwan-related issues carefully and properly.
According to Russian satellite news agency reported on October 23, the U.S. Pacific Fleet spokesman said on the evening of 22 Beijing time, the U.S. military "Curtis Wilbur" and "Antitam" two ships on the same day to carry out the so-called "routine transit" mission in the Taiwan Strait, and said the move was "in accordance with international law" to carry out. Yes.
Hua Chunying said that China has paid close attention to and mastered the situation of US warships sailing across the Taiwan Strait, and has expressed its concern to the US side in this regard.
She pointed out that the Taiwan issue concerns China's sovereignty and territorial integrity and is the most important and sensitive issue in Sino-US relations. China urges the United States to abide by the one-China principle and the provisions of the three Sino-US joint communiques and to handle Taiwan-related issues carefully and properly so as not to damage Sino-US relations and peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait.
According to Reuters on October 23, the Chinese Foreign Ministry on October 23 expressed concern to the United States about Washington's second dispatch of warships across the Taiwan Strait this year.
Reported that China's Foreign Ministry spokesman Hua Chunying made the remarks at a regular press conference in Beijing.
In addition, according to the Hong Kong Asia Times website reported on October 23, two U. S. warships 22 "routine" through the Taiwan Strait. The move is bound to anger China when Sino US relations continue to deteriorate.
Reported that a U. S. missile destroyer and a missile cruiser completed this politically sensitive voyage. This is the first time an American ship has made such a voyage since July of this year.
Reported that since the normalization of Sino-US relations, although the U.S. government tends to be cautious, but the relationship between the United States and Taiwan has been a frequent frictional area in Sino-US relations.
Reported that under the leadership of the Trump administration, the United States sells weapons to Taiwan more frequently, and encourages U.S. government officials to visit Taiwan, the so-called "Taiwan Travel Law" was passed, making Sino-US relations more tense.
According to Reuters on October 22, the United States sent two warships across the Taiwan Strait that day, the second such operation this year.
The report said the US military increased the frequency of crossing the strategic channel despite China's opposition.
Reported that last week in Singapore and U. S. Defense Secretary Jim Matisse held talks, China expressed concern about the U. S. policy toward Taiwan.
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