According to Taiwans Central News Agency on August 23, because the United States sold F-16V fighter planes to Taiwan, China mainland 21 said that the U.S. arms sales to Taiwan seriously violated the One China principle, resulting in all the consequences to be borne by the U.S. side, and then U.S. warships passed through the Taiwan Strait. The last time the US military crossed the Taiwan Strait was after the Chinese mainland issued a white paper on national defense on July 24, reiterating that it would not abandon the use of force against Taiwan.
It is understood that two U.S. warships sailed through the Taiwan Strait from south to North today. One of them is an amphibious dock landing ship of San Antonio class.
Reported that this is the seventh time since this year and the tenth time since July 2018 that US ships have crossed the Taiwan Strait.
U.S. destroyer Lawrence.
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