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China’s Maneuver in Open Waters of Taiwan Strait ‘Unsafe,’ Violates International Law: US Indo-Pacific Command

By Melanie Sun


The Chinese communist party’s latest aggression, this time, against a U.S. ship, was “unsafe,” the United States military said following a potentially dangerous interaction in international waters in the Taiwan Strait on Saturday.

The USS Chung-Hoon, accompanied by Canada’s HMCS Montreal, was performing “a routine south to north Taiwan Strait transit” on June 3 “in accordance with international law,” U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) said in a statement late Saturday.

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s guided-missile destroyer, the Luyang III DDG 132 of the People’s Liberation Army-Navy, “overtook Chung-Hoon on their port side and crossed their bow at 150 yards,” the command said, forcing the U.S. guided-missile destroyer to slow to 10 knots to “avoid a collision…”



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